Heidi Wickham was born 1966 in Abergavenny, South Wales. She is a graduate of West Surrey College of Art and Design and a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from the West of England University, Bristol. She moved to Sligo 15 years ago, married Steve and had 2 children, Daisey and Tom. Having landed in Sligo, she first worked in the Model Niland Gallery and through that quickly got into the Sligo art scene with the Sligo Arts Festival and similar projects. She wrote a number of educational plays for teenagers which were performed through ‘Sones’ a government FAS scheme in Sligo and she travelled to Florida with The Yeats Theatre Company as set designer and costumer. She has been working in charcoal for about 4 years and last year built a studio at her home.