Heather Lee is a lifelong artist following in her artist father’s footsteps. From her home in Fairfax County, Virginia, Heather paints, creates beautiful art quilts, and raises her young children. Although she learned about ETSY a few years ago from a friend, she just began marketing her art on the site recently.
Heather’s art reflects her environment. She misses the mountains of Colorado and feels that influences what she wants to paint. Her new views are of tree tops and forests and this has prompted her to paint a series of tree paintings.
Inspired and guided by her father, Heather has always been an artist. She studied Art at college and earned a B.A. in Fine Art. As a professional artist she has experience as a florist, hot glass and stained glass designing and designing custom textiles.
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Heather has always been inspired by the beauty in nature and that inspiration has intensified. No matter how traditional or unusual a subject, she enjoys exploring different possibilities and techniques. Her medium of choice, when creating her paintings, is watercolor painting.
Watercolor is a very challenging medium and Heather is always working to improve her skill level and explore new ways to use it. Heather loves working in watercolor because she feels it represents a moment in time because it cannot be reworked much, if at all, and the final product contains a lot of spontaneity
A new type of painting that Heather has begun to explore recently is original, watercolor Artist Trading Cards. She finds them an exciting option for expression.
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Heather’s decision to open a shop on ETSY came after she found she enjoyed shopping and browsing on the site. She found a very high quality of work in the ETSY shops she visited and felt like she would be in good company if she has a shop there.
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Since opening her shop a little over a month ago, Heather has listed some of her paintings and art quilts. With the goal of offering smaller artworks at various price points, she has since added greeting cards created from her original paintings and hand painted Art Trading Cards. Her goal is to offer something for everyone who enjoys her art or wishes to give it as a gift.
As a new Etsian, Heather says it is too soon to tell what effect having a shop there is having on her Art business. As well as building her ETSY shop, Heather is building an impressive portfolio on artist site EBSQ, and evaluating some other art websites where she may consider opening shops. For now though, her focus is on ETSY.
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Heather finds the community culture on ETSY wonderful, she says the people are kind and helpful and that makes the whole experience a whole lot easier and less lonely. She also loves how buyers and sellers can contribute equally to treasuries, favorites and comments. Her advice to new ETSY sellers? Join a team, network and be patient.
Visit Heather at Sunny Lee Studio on EBSQ
Browse Heather’s shop Sunny Lee Studio on ETSY
Join Sunny Lee Studio on Facebook
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Written by Ruth J Jamieson, Copyright Ruth J Jamieson