By Mandy Heck
Published Issue 096, December 2021
Mandy Heck of Abundance Illustration lived in the valley of the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Her studio overlooked the breathtaking Thunder Mountain. She saw eagles, ravens, and even sometimes black bear from her studio window. So needless to say, all her art is made from a place of abundance and wonder.
She’s been an artist all her life and though has worked with many mediums, she LOVES colored pencils. All her original framed drawings, card designs, tote bags, buttons and magnets were all made from her original colored pencil illustrations. She loves capturing the personality in each of her animal drawings as she sees humans and animals as equals: We are all in this together.
Mandy feels a deep connection to the land, the sea, and the wildlife in Southeast Alaska despite living in 6 U.S states and the British Virgin Islands. She now resides Manitou Springs, Colorado.
She more of her work on Instagram and snag prints and other artwork on Etsy.
In case you missed them, check out Mandy’s past Birdy Front Covers for Issue 095 and Issue 091.