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Heather Cannistraci

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Heather Cannistraci


Fine art woodburnings from log to finished piece: each piece is worked, drawn, burned, and framed by hand in our Vermont home.

I trained as an oil painter and clay sculptor at Amherst College, but when my husband, David, purchased a small sawmill, I knew that there must be a way to tie my art to his wood. Woodburning was a natural solution. I have now been burning for fifteen years, taking my inspiration from my quiet Vermont home and my not-so-quiet Vermont children.

Each piece is hand drawn and burned. Some have added hints of color, though many feature solely the tones of burned wood. This truly is a family business, as my husband mills the logs and provides the wooden blanks that serve as my canvas. He then frames the final pieces, and is now training our son to make frames as well. Our four children provide endless moments of delight and exploration, serving as both inspiration and models. The country scenes are drawn from our home in rural Vermont. The state's back roads and quiet beauty are the landscape of our lives. Each burning strives to capture a moment in Vermont, deeply known and gladly experienced.

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  • Heather Cannistraci

    Owner, Artist

    I have been woodburning for fifteen years, delighting in creating intricate, realistic images of timeless scenes of Vermont life.

  • David Cannistraci

    Sawyer, Framer

    David's purchase of a small sawmill inspired my move to fine art made on wood. He mills all the lumber from native Vermont logs and makes each frame by hand.

  • Sophia, Samuel, Rosa & Ava


    My four wonderful children, whom I have the privilege of homeschooling, have unwittingly served as my chief models. All I ask of them is that they live a happy life, and let me come alongside with my camera!

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