Heather Blume was born and raised on Cape Cod. The daughter of an accomplished artist Rachel Ellis Kaufman , she spent her early years benefiting from the examples of a diverse artistic community. Years later, she graduated from the University of North Florida with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting , and then from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art with an MFA cum laude in Sculpture. She finished up her formal education recently having completed the Advanced Art Appraisal Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Heather’s artworks are privately collected and are 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 occasional workshops on figurative drawing, mixed medium, and terra cotta sculpture.
Heather Blume is dedicated to cultivating a life that fosters creative expression with figurative metaphor; the interdependent relationship of humanity and its place within the natural world.