Heather Whitley Gibson, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, grew up in upstate New York. She has been writing poetry, and creating artwork all of her life. She did her undergraduate, and graduate work in Fine Arts and Art History with a strong emphasis in poetry and philosophy. Heather founded two of the top progressive art galleries in Cincinnati, Ohio which continue to have a solid influence on the art scene. She still promotes the Ohio Arts, and continues to exhibit her her art, as well as writing poetry and song lyrics daily.