Heather Millar was born and raised just outside of Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her artistic studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, graduating in 1998 with a degree in Glass Blowing. She spent several more years back in Edmonton, then moved to St. John's, Newfoundland and most recently to PEI in 2008.
A painter at heart her whole life, she is mainly self-taught with the exception of a few painting courses during her adolescence. Upon graduating college, she picked up her brushes again and plunged back into painting, working her way through watercolor, acrylic and finally oils, which she paints with today. Inspired by intense shadow, light, color and form with a uniquely vintage feel, she uses this foundation as the basis for all her works, ranging from old childhood toys and dolls, to woodland creatures and songbirds, to figurative work.