It was from her own father that Heather Theurer learned one of her most valuable lessons: observe. Heather's paintings are the product of decades of observation of people, environments, animals and textiles, as well as the convergence of every scrap of knowledge that came attached to them. The wonder and magic of Disney movies also helped cultivate the ideas that began to take form in painting, and now, boldly recreating Disney characters in a way that brings them into the realism of our world. "I don't necessarily want the viewer to have the same response to my painting as I have. Instead, my hope is that the expression I paint on the board through hours of observation and execution of detail will speak to them in a way that ignites thoughts and feelings unique to them." Her art has received the attention of USA Today, the LA Times, and has received recognition and awards from organizations such as Art Renewal Center, Artist's Magazine and Spectrum, among others.