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January 28, 2018


Heather Lancaster’s deep appreciation for the beauty in nature and wildlife is evident in her exquisite, hand-drawn works on paper.

The artist: An Atlanta native, Lancaster grew up in a family of professional artists and graduated from Mary Baldwin College (Va.) with a degree in art history and historic preservation. After college, she lived in New York City, working for “John Danzer, founder of Munder-Skiles, a firm specializing in the production of both original and historically inspired garden furniture.

In 1999, she returned to Atlanta to pursue a Master’s Degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University, with a concentration in historic landscapes. Lancaster works out of her studio in the Goat Farm Arts Center in West Midtown.

The goods & materials: Works on paper created by layering graphite, charcoal, India ink and sepia. Occasionally, Lancaster incorporates small amounts of watercolor or gauche.

What’s popular: This year, a series of large-scale pieces ($5,000 to $14,200) inspired by the migration, anatomy, and dances of Sandhill Cranes. The last piece recently sold.

Other favorites: Large-scale ostriches, elephants and egrets. Also compositions which depict forward movement and direct eye contact. Prices range from $5,000 to $10,000, depending on size and composition.


Where to buy: Spalding Nix Fine Art, ( in Atlanta and Camellia Art ( in Hilton Head, SC, where Lancaster will have a show May 3 through June 8. To see some of her work, visit


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