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Heather Preston:

Born and educated in Illinois; graduated with honors and distinction from The Art Institute of Chicago. Named one of Chicago’s outstanding artists. Exhibited in art galleries across US. Won many awards. Taught fine art classes. Studied throughout Europe and subsequent world travel. Moved to San Francisco in 1970. Became an award-winning book illustrator. Also more awards as a commercial illustrator. Studied writing. Won a silver literary medal for “Tree Spirits” book.
Life-long cultural, societal, meditation, and world peace interests.

Some Awards:

Award of Excellence: Graphic Artists Guild.

Certificate of Excellence: American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Traveling Book Show of The American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Award of Excellence: Communication Arts Mag. Advertising Annual.
50 Best Books.

Several Awards of Excellence: Society of Typographic Arts.

Awards of Excellence: Book-builders West.

Certificate of Honor: Women In Design International.

Silver Finalist medal INDIE Book Awards, category: Science-Nature-Environment.

U.S. Forestry Service, Dept. of Agriculture: 2 "most popular" Smokey Bear posters: ‘Bird’s nests” and “Have Fungi But be Careful.”

• 2001 Won California Supreme Court case: Preston vs. CA State Board of Equalization,
reversing unjust taxation of royalties for all CA artists and publishers.

Founded Sweet Olive Press®™ to publish "Tree Spirits: Tales and Encounters" book, author-illustrator Heather Preston.

Member: San Francisco Society of Illustrators (SFSI), past board member.

Member: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Member: Independent Book Publishers Assn.(IBPA)

llustrated Books and Covers:

(partial list)

Tree Spirits: Tales and Encounters • Remember The Secret, E. Kubler-Ross • A Leaf From French Eddy • Rod McKuen's Book of Days • Laughing Down Lonely Canyons • Kinship With All Life • Our Christian Home and Family • Light Style I and II (cookbooks) • The Spectrum of Life • The Rainbow Fields • The Klutz Book of Knots • The Future of Being Human • The World of Sacred Stones • All The Women of The Bible • Bioscope •
Botany • Ripening Time • (etc. etc.)

Commercial & Product Illustrations:

Grape Nuts

Quaker Oats

Del Monte


Tree Top, Fruit and Fiber

Banana Nut Crunch

The Nature Co






Pacific Tel. Co., CD covers, logo’s,(etc.)


We welcome your questions or comments at Info@HeatherPrestonArt.com.

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