Heather Towns


(Zulu as she is known to many)

Achieving her dream Heather was accepted in to Swinburne Art School in the 60’s and was totally delighted
as everyday was better than the last.

After graduating she worked as a graphic designer and a few years later she set up her own studio.

Zulu, as she is know to many, works with flat graphic images and uses a beautiful French acrylic paint that retains it’s magnificent rich pigments.
This style of painting comes from a love and study of American Indian, African, Aboriginal and Islander art. She paints her images in a form of layers and chooses to forget perspective, preferring to let the art stay free spirited. Heather sees life as patterns and rhythms of colour and shape.
In the last 10 years she has taken this style into tapestry and also now onto fabrics. Lino cutting and printing is now bringing to life some of the ideas
she had in the print room at art school.

Zulu’s work is about celebrating life & different cultures. Always wanting to try something new, she
continues to study, is a regular participant at life drawing and a painter at Artback every year. Heather also performs with tribal bellydance troupe
Womanjah and her textile work can be seen on YouTube go to belly dance
costumes – Carma Cohuna.

‘Art is embedded in me, like a tattoo on my soul’- Zulu