Heather Gibbs, a gifted woman, was lost to her loved ones in November 2012. She was an unassuming, gentle person who was a bird lover, researcher, photographer and active environmentalist who loved nature and its wonders. To capture some of the beauty of the bird world in art will be a constant reminder to us all of the fragility of this beautiful world. The Art Prize is created in her memory for her beloved children, Dominic and Amy.
"Birds -The Heather Gibbs Memorial Art Prize" exists in her honour.