Heise lives and works between Delray Beach and Kendall. She grew up loving nature and art in Broward County, then studied oil painting and traditional printmaking during her BFA in Painting at FAU; graduating in 2016.
Shortly after graduating she took up watercolor painting, learning via online classes, and has been using the medium ever since. Alarmed by the fast rate of habitat destruction in South Florida, she focused on conservation issues and painting Florida native plants and animals to both celebrate and educate. In collaboration with conservation groups, she has made illustrations for trail signs, maps, logos, trail guides, coloring books and other resources.
Some past and current interests are the use of native plant species in landscaping to support wildlife, the preservation of pine rocklands habitat and the preservation of the range of the Florida panther.