Natalie Neckermann's career as an artist at Heather Candles began in 1983 when she took a part-time position with a retail store and evolved through the years to managing the store and developing as an artist-designer of candles. Natalie's talents can be seen in the beautiful floral and wildlife designs as well as in the custom wedding candles and personalized unity candles, which have become a specialty of Heather Candles.
A native of Chicago, Natalie spent much of her youth in the mountains of Colorado, and during the 1960s and 1970s lived off and on in Montana, relocating permanently to Montana in the early 1980s.
An avid hiker, Natalie can be found on most weekends throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall hiking the mountain trails of Montana. Her hiking turns to skiing in the winter, and her love of nature has given Natalie the eye for the natural floral and wildlife designs seen on the candles she creates.
The artist owner of Heather Candles, Heather Mull has been in business for over 30 years and is well known for her unique line of quality and beautifully handcrafted candles.
Heather has proudly designed the artistic selection of floral and wildlife candles. Heather was an art major at the University of California at Berkeley in the early 1960s. After exploring many different art mediums, she began her candle career in the mid-1970s in California. In the early 1980s, Heather relocated her business to Montana and expanded her line of candles to include many floral, wildlife and custom candle designs for all occasions.
Most of the flowers, leaves and grasses for Heather Candles are grown on the grounds of the studio, encompassing large raised beds of wildflowers, pansies, trees and shrubs chosen for their colorful contributions to the designs of these candles and holiday candles.
Heather, and avid outdoor person, pays especial attention to the essence of nature in her designs. Simulating the natural surroundings of the wildlife imaged on the candles and arranging the flora in a natural, lyrical way are the goals and accomplishments of Heather Candles designs-each candle being a unique work of art and one of a kind. Her wildlife designs have been created by Heahter, and the new 'Mountain Wildlife' candles incorporate a hand painted background requiring several subtle stages of color to create a softly glowing sihlouetted mountain background when the candles are lit.