About

Heather Hunt is an illustrator and exhibiting artist who has spent her life learning about the world by drawing it.

Her characters and the scenes they inhabit emerge out of a research process that involves observing, photographing, reading, writing, conversations, and, above all, hundreds of drawings.

Heather lives at Whangarei Heads, near the entrance to Whangarei harbour in the north of New Zealand.

Awards
Storylines Notable Book Award 2018:
"it's my egg (and you can't have it!)" text by Kennedy Warne (Potton & Burton 2017)

New Zealand Children’s Book Awards 2017:
Junior Non Fiction Shortlist for "The Cuckoo and the Warbler: A true NZ story"

Storylines Notable Book Award 2017:  "The Cuckoo and the Warbler: A true NZ story"

Storylines Notable Book Award 2013: "Kiwi: The Real Story"

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2013 Children’s Choice Junior Non Fiction, Shortlist "Kiwi: The Real Story"

LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2013 Russell Clark Illustration Award Finalist for:
"Kiwi: The Real Story"