Heather Vollans

Heather Vollans

Heather is an Australian mosaic artist living in Canada. Her art practice includes public art, community projects, exhibiting and teaching.

Her current mosaic work is mostly with stone and metal, each alone or combined. And her work is always abstract because abstract does not interfere with the materials’ “voice”. Influenced by the Australian landscape colours and Middle Eastern desert colours, her palette is often soft and muted earth tones. Materials matter! They speak and have their own voice – sometimes loud, brash and bold, sometimes soft and understated, but always strong. It is the in-depth exploration of materials that fires her the most. Design mostly comes well after the finding and playing and is dictated by the materials themselves and how they work together, either disparately or harmoniously.