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what others say

"Heather Bradbury is without a doubt one of the most creative and inspiring people I’ve ever met.


I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Heather for the past 10 years and it’s hard to describe and do justice to all she has done in that time. Heading up a major media department and co-leading large arts programs, Heather has demonstrated an unfailing love and commitment for her creative work and the bigger picture, in all its fullness.


and an active social entrepreneur.  Always sharing her skills and often working quietly behind the scenes, she is passionate about her family and local community’s community-This has led her to an incredibly diverse range of activities both nationally and internationally, causing her to develop high-level skill in more areas than most could contemplate in a lifetime. Heather is a brilliant painter, graphic artist and designer, web designer, film-maker and producer. She is also a teacher, a highly skilled leader, an experienced community builder as well being as well as playing key roles in cutting-edge community development work throughout the world.


Her desire to live out what is best for everyone is an inspiration to me and to others, and I unreservedly recommend her as a treasure of utmost value to anyone who would seek her skills."


Hot Glass Studio &  Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre Poatina

Keith Dougall   Poatina Arts Coordinator  


"Words cannot express our gratitude to you for your ongoing mentoring of Maggie. I know you say (humbly) ‘that is what I do’, but I wanted to let you know that what you do is amazing. For Maggie art is her release from stress. It’s her solitude.

In a few short months she has benefited so much from your guidance. You have given her confidence in her ability and her love of art has only grown. She has not only listened to you, but you have listened to her. For a child where anxiety means she leads a lonely life at times, this has meant the world. So we don’t think of it as ‘it’s just what you do’. Through your gift, you are helping more than you realise.Thank-you xx"


“I attended an art class of Heathers quite by chance.  I truly believe that I learnt more from her in those few hours than from any other art teacher I’ve had in the past. She has a clear and understandable method in her teaching that helps you deliver your own unique style.  Heather has an eye for detail and her enthusiasm allows you to see the world the way she does.”





"Heather is a wonderful support to me in guiding me in developing my own creative journey as well as freely sharing painting techniques and strategies. I have learned as much about my own creativity as I have about painting. I'm so pleased to have met Heather and have her as a mentor."





"Heather has been a vital part of the journey to unleash my painting and gain confidence in simply following my heart. After meeting Heather last December, I have put brush to canvas using oils (a new experience) in a way that makes my heart sing. She guides me in enhancing my finished works and encourages me to maintain my own style. I am absolutely certain I would not be producing the art pieces I am doing if I hadn’t had the great fortune of meeting Heather."



"Heather has incredible vision and heart!


Her work in community building and her servant hearted attitude has contributed to building strong relationships with artists and art communities right across the nation.  She is a skilled and disciplined artist who is inspirational in her passion and energy. Her work is insightful and her heart generous. 


The I am inspired by her capacity to not only engage but initiate action around poverty and justice issues in remote indigenous communities.  artists eye, the technicians skill and the Masters heart are all evident in her character and her work!"








MarDee Kaylock 

Founder & Director - The CAF network


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