Much of the inspiration for Heather Wilson’s work is drawn from her memories of a happy and carefree Kiwi childhood growing up in the 60s and 70s in Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Heather’s art explores New Zealand’s iconic scenery and symbolism connected with 1970s geometric patterns. Her work often has a retro vibe inspired by Gio-Ponti, Bisazza tiles, Yayoi Ku-Sama, Comme des Garcons, Andy Warhol and Piet (Mondrian).
She describes the trademark of her art as an explosion of strong and bold colour and texture, composed using acrylic and mixed media on canvas and board with resin effects.
Heather regularly exhibits at school exhibitions including Baradene, Mt Albert Grammar, St Margaret’s, Orakei School in Auckland and of course Napier Girls High School’s Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition.
She also exhibits annually at the NZ Art Show and 2019 was her second year exhibiting with the Nelson Art Expo. She is also represented by Ora in Wellington, Zohar in Mt Maunganui, Art Matakana, Flagstaff Gallery in Auckland and Helena Bay Gallery.