Heather Lancaster is an Atlanta native and hails from a family of artists. In fact, her mother is a painter, so she grew up immersed in the visual arts. Conversation at home circled around composition, color theory, perspective, and line quality. Rather than photographs, she and her siblings have her mother’s drawings and paintings as primary documentation of their childhood. It seems only natural that such an atmosphere fostered a profound appreciation for art, even as a child. Heather began her own study of art and visual expression as an adolescent and continued it throughout her college years and beyond. Her awareness of and love for the beauty in nature and wildlife is evident in her sensitive, finely rendered drawings of animals and botanical elements. Her choice of graphite gives each piece a quiet, timeless feel, which draws the viewer into the piece. The exquisite detailing encourages further consideration and reveals the purity of each carefully drawn subject. When Heather is not at the drawing board, she can be found running on in-town paths or through the woods, reading, exploring new art, and enjoying her busy family and nature.