Heller sells some of her pieces, but she primarily makes her income as an artist from her exhibitions. She was paid for her time as an artist-in-residence at Roanoke College.
Heller and her husband will be traveling this week to Colorado, where they will be house sitting for friends in Denver for three to four months. While they are there, Heller says she will try to get a public art commission to make a mural and she has already reached out to members of the local art community through the internet.
“It’ll be fun,” said Heller.