When I came across Willow Heath on Instagram I instantly fell in love with her work. Willow is an artist and art instructor living in the Seattle area, but I remember her from our days at West Valley High School here in Fairbanks.
In December of 2013 she posted a photo of a funny little robot drawing she had done “for the kids!” and I reached out to her immediately to find out if she would be willing to share it with Thanks Fairbanks. She was incredibly generous and took the time to scan and e-mail me the art for use on one of the cards in our February Thanks Fairbanks distribution.
Willow infuses the work she does with her students at the Gage Academy of Art with tales of her childhood adventures in Alaska, and brings them to life in her classroom illustrations. She is currently working on illustrating and writing her childhood tales.
You can take the girl out of Alaska, but you can’t take Alaska out of the girl.
We are so excited and grateful to be able to feature this fun drawing from such a talented and impressive artist whose roots are here. Thank you, Willow!
You can find more about Willow Heath on her web site: willowheath.com