© Five Crows, Natick Center / September 2012
Wearable art with a touch of whimsy!
Heather Bell Designs’ focus is to enhance lives by creating designs of beautiful color and composition. Each piece is an original painting on silk. Bold colors and playful designs are translated into basic garments in simple, easy-wear styles with no fuss.
Heather Bell Kidson received her degree in Textile Design from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario. She also studied in Vienna, Austria under the tutelage of Josef Schulz in his Atelier weaving Goblin tapestries. Upon graduating, she moved to Manhattan where she worked as an apprentice in the studio of Michele Lester weaving tapestries.
In 1989, Heather began exhibiting full time at art festivals. She continues to travel through- out America exhibiting her hand-painted silk wearables.
1990 1st Place Fiber, Weston Art Guild, MA
1994 1st Place Fiber Bruce Museum, CT,
1998 2nd Place Fiber Coconut Grove Art Festival, Fl
2000 3rd Place Fiber, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Fl
1999 1st Place Fiber, Boston Mills, Ohio
2001 1st Place Fiber, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Fl
2007 1st Place Fiber, GlastonBury, CT
2009 3rd Place Fiber, Bruce Museum, CT
2010 1st Place Fiber, Boston Mills, OH