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September 12, 2019
Authentic: Heather Davulcu
Heather Davulcu grew up in a little town in Texas, pencil in hand. She drew floor plans for favorite books, mapped out future businesses, and sketched dresses from old movies. Her mother encouraged her with stacks of paper and art classes.
All of Heather’s experiences—from her degree in fashion design to a dream first job working for a theatrical costume company, working on a Disney film, starting a mural-painting business, and creating collections of illustrations—led her to a 100-day project drawing women of all shapes, sizes, races, and ages, from different walks of life. When she doubted her abilities, a wise friend told her: “You can’t not get better if you do it every day.” Heather wanted every woman to see and celebrate her unique self.
When she doubted her abilities, a wise friend told her: “You can’t not get better if you do it every day.”
Her creative impulse has since propelled her to create new collections, coloring books, royal art, and Kennett-inspired designs. She loved illustrating the new Kennett Square map, for example, and she painted a Pop Up Lending Library station that brings the town’s rich history, from the Underground Railroad to recent immigration, to life. “I want to embrace all the gifts of diversity,” she says.
Pier One, Michael’s, and Joann’s have featured Heather’s licensed designs, and she currently has greeting cards at Trader Joe’s. Local customers can find her designs at WorKS, The Mushroom Cap, Mrs. Robinson’s Tea Shop, and Penny Lane Emporium.
She’s relocating to a home studio so she can pursue new creative endeavors, including book illustration. “I have more ideas than there are hours in a day,” she says.
To learn more or purchase any of Heather’s artwork visit her website aprilheatherart.com and keep up with her work on Instagram at @aprilheatherart.