Heather Millott is a Folk Artist, living in historic Coal City. Her work reflects her love of vintage Halloween folk art. Her favorite medium being acrylics, she enjoys painting silhouettes of Witches, pumpkins, cats, moons and fairy's. Being an avid traveler, Salem Massachusetts is an annual stopping ground for her every Oct. 31st. Salem is an inspiration to her with its wonderful people, architecture, folklore, history and magick. Being a folk artist is something she has always aspired to be. She is a stay at home mother of 4 beautiful children.
"Primitives are about preserving the past, showing a genuine warmth in your heart for a time that was not our own. It is about love for our ancestors and remembering the old ways. When we remember, salvage and hold on to the past we breath new life and respect in appreciating that which was loved long ago. My work is dedicated to my Grandmother Christina Maria for I knew her only a brief time and that has made a lasting impression. My style is extreme prim folk-art & a touch of Halloween whimsy. I focus mainly on Halloween, but I also do tons of primitives throughout the year. Hand stitched treasures include crows, hearts, make-do's, bunnies, cats, dollies. I love old time vintage postcards and these images are used to create my one of a kind lighted luminaries and mason jars lamps. I love the look of old general store labels and tins and make creations that inspire me from my love of the past.