BREAKOUT SESSION EXPERT
When Heather Buchanan first discovered Etsy in early 2008, she stayed up for two straight nights making paintings to sell online. After shipping her first paintings of sheep floating in the sky like fluffy clouds to Berlin, she became utterly addicted to the notion that she could make a living from making art.
Heather received a BFA Honours in Studio Concentration from the University of Calgary in 2012, and has been hustling her work ever since. She’s been lucky enough to grow her art and business with the support of Calgary’s amazing Market Collective, and has recently been taking on more and more freelance illustration clients.
Her work was recently Instagrammed by Instagram, but what really excites her is spotting rare birds, coming up with terrible puns, and cooking complicated meals with her husband Nate.