Photograph by Alex Torres Park City Studios

Adair Wilson Heitmann, BFA graduated cum laude from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. In addition, she took classes and workshops at The Art Students League in NYC, Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.

She is a Poet-in-Residence with Silvermine Art Outreach Partners in schools in Norwalk and Bridgeport, CT and is a Guest Lecturer in colleges and universities, nationwide. She creates and tells personal narrative stories with the international visual storytelling community, PechaKucha.

Adair is an artist, writer, storyteller, and educator who is a pioneer in the field of personal development. With over five decades experience she has earned her title of creativity and wellness expert. She is an award-winning author, popular professional speaker, and a fine artist. Adair was the Founder and Director of The Center for Creativity & Wellness for 15 years, and is a former university adjunct instructor in graphic design. She has been interviewed as an authority on blogging, social media, meditation, dreams, stress management, and entrepreneurship in online news, television, and radio.

Adair inspires her readers and engages audiences by illuminating “how-to” points through storytelling, humor, and practical advice. With a rich background in literature, business, health, education, and the arts she is listed in many Who’s Who including The World’s Who’s Who of Women and Who’s Who in American Education. Adair’s multifaceted background helps her connect with all types of audiences.

Her rich background in different industries include careers in design, corporate, creative, entrepreneurial, advertising, marketing, communications, academic, health, literary, and municipal environments. 

She has studied with Mitch Lyons, Bea Nettles, Anthony Palumbo, George McNeil, Jane Kaufman, Bruce Manwaring, Don Cortese, Henry Gernhardt, Arnold Gasson, Joseph Jachna, and Melissa Shook.

She was The University of California’s selection as the only healing consultant from Connecticut for the first formal pilot study of distant healing, later cited in the book Infinite Grace. Her diverse author platforms include VoiceAmerica; Talk Radio; and a featured guest spot on Blogging for Business and More; Mav’s Coffee Clarity podcast; and How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood podcast.

Casual statement from Adair:
“I’m an advocate for tending to the wellness of the soul. I’m a classically-trained award-winning visual and literary artist. I currently work in writing, visual storytelling, printmaking, photography, and media arts. My advocacy can be quiet and mystical, or spunky and extroverted. I write autobiographical essays, haiku, and poetry. I grapple with and untangle true and challenging topics. I’m a tireless idealist who utilizes creative endeavors to share universal and inspiring messages, all the while, feeling renewed by the healing properties of nature.”

You can read more of a history of Adair and her professional trajectory in the FCBuzz (Arts & Culture of Fairfield County) section of the Fairfield County Business Journal, “Life as an Artist in Fairfield County,” here.

To learn more about Adair’s awards, click here.

Podcast Features

  • Guest on “Mav’s Coffee Clarity” podcast hosted by Denise DiGrigoli — creativity and business intel with humor 2024
  • Guest on “How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood” podcast “Overcoming Fear with Help from the Whales” 2023
Adair performing her true story at a visual storytelling event, PechaKucha-Bridgeport