Heather Verplanke was born in Brantford, ON and currently works out of her studio in Port Dover.
Heather graduated from Sheridan College in 2004 with a degree in Technical Illustration. She spent several years employed as a technical illustrator in the heavy machinery field.
Heather now teaches drawing, painting and illustration privately, as well as at galleries and art schools, to students of all ages.
She is the recipient of multiple awards and grants, including several from the Ontario Arts Council.
She has had showings at various galleries such as Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Waterford Old Town Hall, as well as a joint show at Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford.