Artist Biography

Every week as a teenager, Heather would walk from school down to the town green to take private art lessons. Using all of her weekly allowance on the tutoring because even at that age, art was her passion. With help of private art tutoring, Heather completed Art 'A' Levels in England two years early. Since she grew up in Europe travel to different counties was only a few hours drive away. This instilled her wanderlust for travel. Later Heather studied Architecture and Building Engineering in the USA, all the while refining her painting. For the past 20 years Heather has lived in the USA and continues to paint. Now that her children are adults, she travels much more and paints her adventures. Sometimes the works are created en-plein-air and other times she works in her studio from her photographs.

Heather often hikes through National Parks and nature trails. Her impressionist style has purposeful plays of light. She captures the feeling of a place visited. Her creative expression brings her love of natural beauty to your home. Heather gives back to preserve the land and the environment. Your purchase makes a difference. 

I paint the feeling of a place. To share gorgeous serene vistas is spiritually up lifting. It is my passion to travel and show the beauty of the world that needs to be protected.
— Heather Lumb

Artist Statement

We are all connected and surrounded by beautiful places. Being outside in nature is good for the body and soul. Whether I’m working en plein air or or on large paintings in the studio, I bring the outside in with my paintings. Too often in today’s busy world we are shown through media what is wrong with this world. My goal and passion is to bring awareness of the beauty on this planet and the importance to protect it. I hike through National Parks and on nature trails. My impressionist style captures the color, emotion and feeling experienced in a place that I have visited.


Exhibitions, Shows and Events.

  • 2019 - D.A.G. Member Show, Durham, NC

  • 2019 - Spring into Spring, a fund raising event. Durham, NC

  • 2018 - constant exhibit at North Deering Veterinary Hospital.

  • 2017 - Juried exhibit - Roux & Cyr International Gallery, Portland, Maine USA

  • 2017 - Continuum Gallery Plein Air Paint Out, Westbrook, Maine USA

  • 2016 - Continuum Gallery Plein Air Paint Out, Westbrook, Maine USA

  • 2016 - Emile A. Gruppe Gallery - Plein Air Event - Jerico, Vermont, USA

  • 2016 - Won b.good Cousin competition winning "food for life" with painting of the restaurant exterior.

  • 2005 to 2007 - Traveled 7000 miles on a sailboat - painting along the way.

  • 2005 - Private exhibit at National Semiconductor Portland Offices.

  • 2001 - Art in the Park, South Portland, Maine

  • 2001 - Portland Studio Days, Open studio exhibit.

  • 2000 - Four Seasons Art Guild Show, Gorham, Maine.

  • 2000 - WCSH Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland, Maine.

  • 2000 - Windham Public library Solo exhibit.

  • 1999 - Teaching Pastel art classes at the YWCA in Lewiston.

  • 1999 - Four Seasons Art Guild Show, Gorham, Maine, November.

  • 1999 - McLaughlin Foundation Art Show, October.

  • 1999 - 'Artist 99' A second venue for the exhibit. Arts in the Capitol Program. Exhibiting at the Blaine House and the Maine Arts Commission.

  • 1999 - 'Artists 99' A juried exhibit at the Atrium Gallery, Lewiston.

  • 1999 - Gray Old Home Days Exhibit, Gray Maine.

  • 1999 - Exhibited at McLaughlin Gardens Art Show, October.

  • 1998 - 2001 Represented at Paintings of Maine Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

  • 1995 - Exhibited at "Area Artists" - A Lewiston/Auburn College juried exhibition of works by artists in the Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.

  • 1995 - 6 Alive Sidewalk art festival.

  • Member of Oil Painters of America

  • Member of Durham Art Guild