Heather Maynard is a local artist and resident of Wheaton, IL. She works in acrylics, mixed media and encaustics. She loves to develop rich color and textures in her work. She is inspired by nature around her and by her own inner landscape and spirituality. Her most recent work is a reflection on the idea of boundaries and barriers, perceived or real. Sometimes boundaries are for our own good and safety. Other times we need to stretch ourselves and push beyond a boundary or barrier in order to grow. When Heather is not painting you might find her on a walk with her husband and two beautiful daughters, in yoga class here at Essencia, or curled up on her couch with a cup of tea.