Heidi Wickham was born in Abergavenny, South Wales in 1966. Having graduated from West Surrey College of Art and the Bristol College of Art with a BA(Hons)FA she moved to Ireland in 1992. Heidi has worked consistently within the vibrant Sligo arts scene since her arrival, teaching, play writing and working from her home studio. She has had numerous solo and group shows in Ireland and the US and her distinctive charcoal animals are widely collected. Heidi showed at the RHA 183rd Summer Show in Dublin, and this year at the RHA 184th. Her residencies include The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Cill Rialaig and several HSE funded projects in care home environments in Sligo. Heidi is married to Waterboys fiddler Steve and has two children, Tom and Daisy.