ABOUT HEATHER SOODAK

  • Heather Soodak is an illustrator and art educator from the sunshine state. She received her B.A. in Illustration at Laguna College of Art and Design and art teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. Spending most of her childhood growing up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Heather is passionate about the environment and her main goal is to use her art powers advocating for animals. Heather is also an advocate of art education and believes that through creativity and community we can support each other to make positive change for all. 

    Her energy and humor come alive in her bright and joyful illustrations and she is most excited about capturing expression and movement in her playful, charming characters. Heather enjoys experimenting with a variety of media from traditional painting and collage to digital art and found/recycled surfaces though she most often finds the watercolor brush in her hand. 

    A 10-year-old at heart, Heather is inspired by silliness from the likes of Roald Dahl & Jon Sciezska stories, the wackiness of 90’s Nicktoons, with a quaint splash from vintage botanical illustrations and Beatrix Potter, among many others. Heather’s favorite projects include children’s books, character design, comics, murals, and drawing people as cats. When not creating, Heather enjoys a good book, making new friends, exploring, & walks with her dog Darwin. Current work can be found on instagram.

    Clients include:  The Bolsa Chica Conservancy, The Marine Mammal Care Center of LA, The Arts Council of Long Beach, Studio 3 Glassworks, Miraleste Library, Marine Life Refuge City of Newport, Century 21, California Petites, Costa Rica Backpackers Hostel, San Clemente Art Supply, and Simply Special Creations. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Nature is Heather’s main inspiration, growing up in the northern forests of California she has always been fascinated by animals and their personalities, always imagining silly scenes and the urge to get them down on paper. Her goal is to spread joy and environmental awareness through art and stories while having fun and connecting with others.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Meet Heather Soodak

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    SD Voyager

    2019

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    Cat/Celebrity Artwork by Heather Soodak

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    Catster Magazine

    2015

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    Meet Heather Soodak

    (Article / Illustration)


    USS COLUMBIA COM LINK

    2016

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    SACRED Art Show Lives On! With Heather Anne Soodak!

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    http://elanakarnold.com/sacred-art-show-lives-on-with-heather-anne-soodak/

    2012