Judy Reinford Photography offers Artisan Rendering via Heather the Painter. Heather Michelle Chin creates hand painted acrylic and oils on canvases! This art is selected on a case by case basis and is for a select group of clients. Judy will work directly with Heather to provide you with a very special piece of artwork. Pricing can be discussed via a phone call with Judy. Call today to find our more about this amazing form of art at 610-437-2738.
Heather Michelle Chinn was born with a paintbrush in hand.
From early on she would paint anything with any medium within reach.
In 2004 at her first PPA competition Heather's work won her top honors in her PPA state convention and a Loan Collection print later that Summer. Having worked in high end studios for several years in production, marketing, and sales, Heather decided to create her own business, HeatherThePainter.com where she offered top of the line digital artistry wholesale to photographers and labs worldwide. In Decemeber, 2005, two of her portraits, “Little Miss“ and “Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,“ were chosen for Ballistic Publishing’s “Painter“ book. Among thousands of entrants only a 135 artists were chosen to represent the world’s most talented digital painters. In 2006 Corel has used Heather's image "Little Miss" in their photography magazine ads in North America and Europe. Her painting, "Blue" was featured on the back of the Painter X packaging and can be seen in various magazines as their ad image all around the world.
Heather has been interviewed and featured in various magazines such as After Capture, The Official Corel Painter Magazine, French Photography, French Digital Photography, and Digital Photo Pro UK. Many paintings of Heather’s are featured in PPA Loan Collection books over the last 9 years.
Heather has been teaching Corel Painter at workshops and PPA affiliate schools for the last seven years. In 2011, she completed her Masters Degree as a "Master Artist." In 2014 Heather earned her Master Photographic Craftsman degree from the PPA in 2014 and shared her insights into Corel Painter with photographers from around the world at PPA's Imaging USA at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona. Recently, Heather was awarded the prestigious 2nd place Grand Imaging Award in the animals category for her painting, "Firestarter" at the International Print Competition's stage at Imaging USA in Nashville.
Her television debut on "the Balancing Act" can be seen here.
Her work is featured on the cover and in the beautiful art collection "Painter Showcase." Heather's paintings may be seen in the latest release of Corel Painter 2015 and Corel.com.
Master Artist, PPA
Master Photographic Craftsman, PPA
Corel Painter Master Elite
Corel Certified Educator 2015
Grand Imaging Award 2nd Place, Animals 2014
IPC Diamond Artist Medalist 2014
IPC Platinum Artist/Photographer Medalist 2014, 2013, 2011
IPC Juror In Training
Heather is a member of the PPA, American Society of Photographers, and Professional Photographers of South Carolina