Heather Cameron was born in 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has moved around Canada, living everywhere from big cities to isolated islands. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) where she studied with Ian Carr-Harris, Colette Whiten and John Scott. She originally worked in mixed media, sculpture, and installation, but textiles became her primary medium in the mid-1990’s. She has received grants from both the Canada Council and the Saskatchewan Arts Board and has exhibited in both Canada and the United States. She currently lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.