Heidi Coutu has been a working artist since 1984; her art has been collected by individuals and corporations throughout the US and abroad. With seven one-woman shows and two museum solo exhibitions, she has been featured in Architectural Digest, Art and Antiques, and Veranda Magazines, and on the PBS series, By Their Own Hands. She is represented by Powers Gallery, Acton, MA.
Heidi has taught advanced painting at the Springfield Museum of Fine Art, La Casa des Artistes, Mexico, and recently, in Cortona, Italy. Heidi was also the co-creator and co-founder of Minds Island (now known as ArtID.com), an online destination that connects artists with patrons while providing business resources to independent artists. Heidi has also worked as the executive director of the IOMSP, revitalizing a three-block area of Main Street in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield and has worked to establish Gallery 137, a contemporary exhibition gallery.
With a degree in Fine Art from Mount Holyoke College, Heidi resided at Yale University as a resident fellow at Timothy Dwight College for five years, where she continues to teach student workshops. She currently lives with her husband and golden retriever on the Connecticut shore where they are restoring a historic home.