Educated at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, among other schools, Heidi Thompson began her artistic career as a painter specializing in trompe l'oeil murals and whimsical children's-room designs executed in a loose, painterly style. Heidi-the-painter, as she is known, has been featured on HGTV as well as in home decorating books, magazines and news articles.
Heidi has also executed hundreds of commissioned canvas paintings in oil, with subjects that range from sentimental destination landscapes to beloved animal portraits to abstracts and recently she has published three adult coloring books under the name Talula Kornbahl.
Heidi’s current media for illustration is a layering of colored pencil and gouache with which she creates memorable images and characters rich with expression and a sweet sense of humor. Heidi’s work has been applied to book and magazine covers, clothing, home goods, gift items and stationery.