Artist Highlight: Heather Allard - Ancient Technique, Modern Art

pen Plum Bottom Gallery / calendar Sunday, March 01, 2020 / tag Artist Highlight, Heather Allard, Paper, Quilled

Heather AllardHeather Allard is a mostly self taught in this meditative art form, having picked it up while recovering from an unexpected illness. Encouraged by friends and family, she continues to grow and learn about quilling and pushes herself to new heights of the artistry.  She lives in Whitelaw, WI, and works among the bees and maple trees along with her husband and family at their honey and maple syrup farm. 

The art of paper filigree or quilling is ancient, but Allard is bringing it into the present with bold colors and modern inspirations.

 Quote from Heather Allard:
“The colors and shapes in my garden and changes of the seasons foster creative ideas to incorporate with the rich colors of the paper on my work table. I have found quilling to be extremely therapeutic and the repetitive nature of this artistic process is soothing to my soul”.