HEATHER ABELS

Freelance Snr. Matte Painter

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Heather Abels
Mentor of Matte Painting

Meet Heather

A senior matte painter with over 12 years of feature film experience, Heather has worked at several top studios such as Disney Animation, Matte World Digital, and Rhythm & Hues. You may recognize some of her feature film work from Big Hero 6, Life of Pi, Avatar and Golden Compass. She’s held titles as a Set Extension Artist, Senior Matte Painter, Matte Painting Lead, and Matte Painting Supervisor.  With a passion for training and educating the next generation of artists, she has taught at universities, developed training material for top studios and created online courses. She currently works remotely with clients all over the world as a matte painter, concept artist and illustrator.

WHERE YOU KNOW HER FROM

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Avatar

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Django Unchained

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