The daughter of an accomplished artist, Heather Blume was born on Cape Cod and spent her early years benefiting from the example of the artistic community there. Thereafter, she graduated from the University of North Florida with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting, from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art with an MFA cum laude in Sculpture and 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, her artworks are included in, Cape Cod Contemporary Artists, People and Places, by Deborah Foreman.
At present, in tandem with her studio practice, Heather gives art workshops and lectures on figurative drawing and sculpture. Heather Blume is dedicated to cultivating a life that fosters her creative expression with figurative metaphor; the relationship of humanity with itself and within the natural world.