Heide E. Presse Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Heide grew up in north Louisiana and earned her BFA in Texas. She and her husband currently live in central Florida with their son. After moving from Texas, where Heide worked in commercial art, she found herself at a crossroad and decided to pursue painting as a career.
Her watercolors and oils have been included in many juried and invitational shows including Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, American Art in Miniature at the Gilcrease Museum, Oil Painters of America's National Exhibition, History Meets the Arts in Gettysburg, Pa, the American and National Watercolor Societies, and many years and awards in the Arts for the Parks Top 100. Private collections include the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and the Silver Cos.
Heide works from a studio in her home in Tampa, Florida. And though she paints various subjects, she has been enjoying researching the 19th century, and producing paintings that are as true to the era as possible.