Heather is an internationally certified, fully insured henna artist (aka mehndi designer) based between Boston MA and Providence RI, providing beautiful traditional and contemporary henna designs throughout New England and beyond.
Heather has been a henna artist since 1999, and has been doing art in general for as long as she can remember, thanks to a very supportive and creatively nurturing family. As an honors graduate of the Anthropology program at Boston University (2002), her passion for the art of henna comes from a deep respect for the cultures that use henna traditionally, and she is continually furthering her research on henna traditions.
Heather is the hostess of the Henna Gathering, the largest henna conference in the United States. She teaches workshops for colleges, schools, after school programs, libraries, and adult education programs, as well as offering private lessons. Her henna work has been featured at such respected galleries as the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Hygienic Art Gallery, the Traina Center for the Arts, and was featured in world reknown henna artist Riffat Bahar’s exhibit of henna and mehndi art at the Slough Museum in the United Kingdom. Heather’s artwork has won competitions open to all henna artists worldwide.
Her instructional videos have been an inspiration and important source of information for innumerable henna artists in training. Her books of henna patterns in all styles, many designed specifically for henna beginners, have been published electronically, and she is also very generous with free henna patterns for all who visit her website. Wanting to provide others with access to the same high quality henna supplies of the calibur she uses herself, she has opened an onlinehenna / mehndi supply store, Artistic Adornment. Heather also runs an artist agency for henna artists throughout the US, all of whom she is glad to have met personally and worked with many times.
Heather is extremely grateful for how the art of henna has taken her to so many interesting places and helped her meet so many wonderful people. She looks forward to continuing on this journey and meeting many more lovely folks.