beginning with grandfather’s building blocks, Cotuit, MA, 1954

beginning with grandfather’s building blocks, Cotuit, MA, 1954


 Heather Blume is a native of Cape Cod Massachusetts. The daughter of artist Rachel Ellis Kaufman , she spent her early years benefiting from living in a diverse artistic region. Mid-life, she graduated from the University of North Florida with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting , then attended the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art graduating with an MFA cum laude in Sculpture. She completed her formal education having recently completed the Advanced Art Appraisal Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Heather’s artworks are privately collected and included in the permanent collections of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Cahoon Museum of American Art. Internationally, her sculptures are included in the permanent collections of the British Museum in London and the Royal Coin Cabinet of Sweden in Stockholm. She is a recipient of several art awards and grants some of which include the State of Florida, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her memberships include the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and her works are listed in the registry of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). Published in 2015, Heather’s figurative sculpture and mixed medium paperworks are featured in the book, Cape Cod Contemporary Artists, People and Places, by Deborah Foreman. 

At present, in tandem with her studio practice, she gives art demonstrations, lectures, informal talks, and workshops on figurative drawing, mixed medium, and figure sculpture.

Heather Blume is dedicated to cultivating a life that fosters creative expression through figurative metaphor, to sharing artworks and processes that emphasize the interdependent relationship of humanity and our place within the natural world on earth.


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