Heather was born in Whyalla, South Australia and qualified as an art teacher before studying botanical art with Jenny Phillips. Since 1999 she has taught at the Botanical Art School, Melbourne. Heather is a founding member of the Florilegium Society of Australia.
Heather works in watercolour and graphite and has exhibited in a number of botanical art exhibitions including the Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh, USA, the Royal botanic Gardens, Melbourne, and Botanica, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Her work is in private collections in Europe and Australia.