Heather Hultgren copy 2

Heather has drawn and painted since childhood, with some of her fondest memories being her grandparents’ farm. From an early age she learned to appreciate nature and sought to create pictures of birds and animals in various media. Heather enjoyed occasional art classes and began pursuing her art more seriously in 2004 when she created a series of four coloring books for the Youth and Family Institute in Minneapolis.

In 2010 her growth as an artist took off when she began studying with a St. Paul artist and mentor. As Heather refined skills in charcoal, watercolor, pastels, and oils, she discovered a passion for the pastel medium.  Heather works with soft pastels, acrylics, and oils, including plein air (on location) work. Her growing edge is urban sketching.

Heather  has exhibited her artwork in exhibitions and shows in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, as well as out-of-state. Her work hangs in homes in the USA and international locations.

Heather is a member of the Lake Country Pastel Society, International Association of Pastel Societies, Twin Cities Urban Sketchers, and is represented by the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery in Stillwater, MN, and The Art Preserve in White Bear Lake, MN.




“Foodways” Exhibit at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (with Urban Sketchers)

Lake Country Pastel Society Frameworks Gallery Exhibit

Lake Country Pastel Society American Swedish Institute Invitational


Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Como Park Exhibit

Lake Country Pastel Society Grand Hill Gallery Exhibit

Lake Country Pastel Society American Swedish Institute Invitational


Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Sixth Annual Salon

Minnesota State Parks 125th Anniversary Show, Outdoor Painters of MN (MN)

“Burnsville Revealed”, Outdoor Painters of MN (MN)

Lake Country Pastel Society River Room Show (MN)

“Seeing God” Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art (MN)

2015–“Fun Guys” 4-person art show at Stillwater Art Guild Gallery (MN)


Group Show at the Baroque Room, Northwestern Building (MN)

Lake Country Pastel Society Member Show, Frameworks Gallery (MN)

Artists of Woodbury “Bye Bye Birdie” Art Show (MN)

“Toward the Light” Lake Country Pastel Society Exhibit (MN)

Outdoor Painters of MN Summer Show at Silverwood Park (MN)

Spring and Fall St. Paul Art Crawl (MN)


2017- Lake Country Pastel Society Spring Show (MN)

2016- “Seeing God” Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art (MN)

2015- “Seeing God” Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art (MN)


2013 Northern Showcase (MN)

2013 Small Works Show, Kelley Gallery (MN)

102nd Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition (MN)

9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition (NY)

13th Annual Juried Christian Art Festival (MN)

“Seeing God” Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art (MN)


2013- “Flavors of Fall” received the “Adirondack Pastel Society Outstanding Still Life Award” at the Northeast National Pastel Exhibition



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