Heather Horton was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

She attended McMaster University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She then went on graduate from the well-respected Interpretive Illustration program at Sheridan College. She has pursued her passion for painting ever since.

Heather followed her dream and moved to The Yukon Territory in 2013. In the spring of 2015 she returned to Ontario to help care for her mother and to continue painting full time.

Heather’s work focuses on internal states, contemplative narratives and often has a personal connection to her own life. She paints people and places she is close, and is inspired by what is often suggested rather than what is obvious.

Heather has been exhibiting regularly since 2004 when she joined Abbozzo Gallery, and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions over the years.

Heather’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, The United States, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and The United Kingdom. A selection of her paintings is now a part of the permanent collection at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, as well part of the Government of Ontario’s permanent collection.

Heather has been profiled by Bravo! Canada on a series called The Artist’s Life.

2016 What Dreams May Come, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2014 New paintings, Baked Café, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

2012 Surfacing: New Paintings, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2012 Selected Paintings, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2011 An Aesthetic Voyage, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2009 Newfoundland Portraits, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2007 Passages, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2004 New Paintings, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2002 New Paintings, Gallery In The Mall, Jackson Square, Hamilton, Ontario

1997 Twiggy Café, Toronto, Ontario

2018 Eight paintings featured in “A Simple Favor” directed by Paul Feig

“Gayle, Snowshoeing” selected to appear in a 2014 calendar of artwork to raise funds for “Canadian Artists For The Poor”, helping to fight extreme poverty in the world.

“Heeding The Call Of The Yukon”, interview with Dave White on CBC Radio North, May 2013

“David’s Studio Sunset” as cover art for “Sonnets From The Labrador”, a book of poetry by Samuel Peralta

2011 Interview on CBC Radio North, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

2011 The Oakville Beaver, article about solo exhibition about Christopher McCandless at Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2009 The Globe And Mail Newspaper

2007 Bravo! Canada. Featured on “The Artist’s Life”, a show about working artists in Canada.

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Bark Magazine

BC Business Magazine

West Of The City Magazine

The Toronto Star Newspaper

Art Avenue Magazine

Other Voices Poetry and Art Journal

2014 “Montana Mountain 1″ featured on the cover of Northwestel’s 2014/2015 phonebook.

2006 Honorable Mention, Society Of Canadian Artists’ 39th Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario

2006 Mike Randall Family Award, Artworks 6th Annual Juried Show, Oakville, Ontario

2006 First Prize, Artworks 6th Annual Juried Show, Oakville, Ontario

2005 Opus Framing And Art Supplies Award, 3rd Annual Painting On The Edge Exhibition, Vancouver, BC

2004 Opus Framing And Art Supplies Award, 2nd Annual Painting On The Edge Exhibition, Vancouver, BC

2003 Best In Show Award, Society Of Canadian Artists, Members Juried Exhibition “Water”, Etobicoke, Ontario

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