Heide loves the scenery here on the Eastern Coast of North Carolina. Marshland, seascapes, cypress trees, and Spanish moss offer unlimited inspiration to create art. Her work is primarily landscape paintings in oil or acrylics, and she does produce some still-lifes on occasion. Heide has shown her art in juried shows in Connecticut and North Carolina. Her work has now been collected across the country and is in private collections from Maine to California.
Heide and her husband retired to New Bern in 2018, two weeks before Hurricane Florence hit. The way New Bern worked together to help each other after this devastation cemented their conviction this is where they needed to be. The beauty of the landscape is exceeded by the beauty of the people here in New Bern, and they have found themselves welcomed by a diverse population of interesting people.
Exhibiting and selling her art through the Community Artists Gallery and Studios of New Bern has been a rewarding experience for Heide. She has learned much from her fellow artists, a group of talented, warm and welcoming individuals with one common goal: to share the beauty of their surroundings though their art.