Before becoming an “artist in the community” 7 years ago, Heather Martens Rempel taught junior high and high school art for over 18 years. While enjoying creating and teaching in many mediums, Heather has found the gel-plate to be the most accessible medium for students of all ages and abilities. She has been able to spread the joy of mono-printing with a gel-plate in schools and community art centers throughout Manitoba.
Heather takes great inspiration as a teaching artist in the power to open others’ eyes to the visual beauty and utility of found objects in nature and the built environment. In her own practice she creates large collaged pieces made from gel-prints and has shown her work and won awards in Manitoba art shows.