Heather Stearns is a teaching artist and explorer who has a passion for nature and the arts. With a family background in agriculture, she has lived much of her life close to the natural world and carries an immense appreciation for the wild spaces and rugged terrain of Eastern Washington, Oregon, and North-central Idaho. Though she began sketching and painting in 2017, it wasn't until she was baptised in January of 2019 that her artwork began to blossom in conjunction with the deepening of her faith in Christ and the wonder of His created natural world. Heather is currently pursuing both a Masters of Education: Humanities from Grand Canyon University, and a certificate in Botanical Illustration from Cornell.
Her artwork has been featured at the Maryhill Museum of Art near Goldendale, WA (“Teachers as Artists” exhibit), and is regularly on display at the Columbia County Rural Library District in Dayton, WA. She teaches nature journaling and botanical illustration at the Walla Walla Community College, through their Continuing Education program.