HEATHER TORRES BIO
Heather Torres is an award-winning watercolor artist who lives in Orlando, Florida. She grew up in Clewiston, a small town surrounded by sugarcane fields in South Florida. As a child, Heather spent most of her time drawing, painting, and dreaming of the future.
Heather moved to Orlando to pursue an Art degree at the University of Central Florida. After taking two years of art classes at UCF, she accepted a job working in marketing and decided to change her major to reflect her new career path. She worked her way through college and had a successful marketing career, eventually earning a Masters in Business Administration. In 2008, she started working at Full Sail University, where she has worked since as a marketing instructor and Program Director. While finding success in business, she never lost her deep love of fine art, using watercolor painting as a daily escape.
Torres has been awarded with recognition from the Florida Watercolor Socieity, Central Florida Watercolor Society and art festivals. She has exhibited her work in numerous group shows for the National Watercolor Society, the Orlando Museum of Art, City Arts Factory, and the Orange County Property Appraiser’s office. She has been commissioned to work on custom pieces for interior designers, as well as corporate and private clients.
Her paintings combine bright colors with geometric and organic shapes, creating interesting compositions with movement. She embraces the subtle nuances and unpredictability of watercolor by allowing colors to freely merge and develop a story of their own.
Torres continues to create new works for galleries and collectors. She is also pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration, where the focus of her research is on monetizing art and revenue streams for artists. When she isn’t painting, teaching, or learning, she enjoys listening to live music and spending time her with husband and two young boys.