Hawaiian Kokua Fish
Welcome to my art blog! I'm Heather Torres. After taking a long creative detour, I decided it’s time to start reconnecting with art. I plan to use this forum to share the projects that I work on and my development as an artist. But before I share examples, I’ll tell you a little about me.
I’ve loved art as long as I can remember. I entered my first drawing contest for a bike safety contest in first grade and ended up winning first prize - a bicycle! Ever since then, I’ve been drawn to all forms of art. I’ve experimented with sculpture, drawing, painting, and all types of crafts. I won the Junior and Senior Art Awards (1997, 1998) for Clewiston High School and ended up pursuing an art degree at the University of Central Florida after graduation.
I enjoyed my art classes at UCF but I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to make it as a successful independent artist so I ended up changing my major to Marketing two years into it. While I do miss art, that decision ended up being a great choice for me - I don’t regret it a bit. I’ve had a very successful marketing career, the opportunity to travel all over the country, and I currently work as a marketing instructor and department chair at Full Sail University, one of the world’s leading schools for media arts and entertainment.
When I’m not working or creating something, I am spending time with my husband and two amazing boys - ages 1 and 3. I hope you’ll follow my artistic journey.