Heather Maione recently returned to the art of portrait sculpture, having first been inspired while studying Renaissance art in Siena, Italy, many years ago.

Her experience in the visual arts spans several decades. In addition to her private studio work, Heather has illustrated more than twenty-five children’s books and created her own line of greeting cards, which sold nationally.  At the beginning of her career, Heather worked as an art director for New York City advertising agencies.

So many years later, and following her recent success in portrait sculpture, Heather has come to embrace this art form as her true passion.  Her work can be found in the permanent collections at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

“I find nothing more rewarding than to capture the essence of one’s unique personality and beauty as portrayed in the human face. My goal is to render a likeness and an energy deserving of permanence in bronze.”

Heather’s approach is to first meet with the model and then use photographs to help create the final authentic rendering.  She works out of her studio in Laurel Hollow, New York and is currently accepting private and public commissions.