Heather Curry of XQZME Art & Design Studio was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. During her early upbringing, she became strongly influenced by the combination of both the natural surroundings and the ethnic diversity of this city. Heather's landscape impressionist paintings are best described as having a Eurasian Pacific, West Coast theme. Her extensive travels abroad have included such places as China, Hawaii and Mexico. Heather's experiences while travelling have lent to her growth and creativity as an artist. As a naturalist, Heather is inspired by biodiversity and the ever changing landscape, which is due in part to the effects of climate change.