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Heather Burrill is a teacher, illustrator and photographer. Her love of drawing, and eye for photography are woven into all of her endeavours, along with a passionate love of nature, a unique connection with young people, and a general enthusiasm for life.
Heather illustrated Rosie's Family, a children's book on interracial adoption (2001, Asia Press). Rosie's Family was listed as one of the top five children's books on adoption (WCBS TV in New York) and since it's original publication in 2001, more than 13,000 copies have been sold earning Rosie's Family Canadian Best Seller status! . Her latest endeavour, Monty 's Soggy Day, written by Chris Inrig, is soon to be published in 2013.
While working as a wilderness instructor at the Earth Mentoring Institute, she designed artwork for their promotional flyers, logos and annual journal publications. Heather has also designed logos and program brochures for several businesses in Canada and the United States. New Creation Wilderness Programs
As a photographer Heather documented many events and programs for the Earth Mentoring Institute, used in their posters and website advertising. She also published several photographs through the Catskill Mountain Region Guide (including third prize in their 2005 photo contest). Her entries continue to appear periodically in their calendars and magazines. She is currently selling her photographs in several retail stores in the Ottawa area.
Heatherís current artistic project is building a timber frame cabin on the edge of Algonquin Park, where she eventually plans to make her home. Building Birdhill