Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Miss Hein is the daughter of a military family, and as a citizen of the world, by moving to New Orleans from Orlando in 2014, a new love was opened up especially within the grit and grace of the Big Easy.
In 2019, Hein became fully committed to her craft, leaving corporate America and becoming a full-time artist. Despite the nomadic home life, she has exhibited works all over: New Orleans, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Buffalo and London, England.
Currently, she's painting on her largest mural to date, -a 5,000 sq.ft exterior warehouse, with a theme inspired by the potential of Covid19 rainbows -those that might collectively sprout up like the wildflowers in City park!
A palette found within all of New Orleans’ celebratory states is a feature of our celebrated public monuments. When she's not covered in paint, you will her in the Frenchmen Street Community garden fending her dog off the chickens (but, seriously her dog has killed 9 chickens.)
Started a true community garden with the help of the entire 7th ward.
Arts Council New Orleans partnered with Canal Place Shopping Studios to offer free studio and exhibition space. Over the course of eight-month residency, Miss Hein explored creative practices to activate the studio space through open studio tours, exhibitions, performances, headdress workshops, and more. Visitors can experience SALON studios and visit with artists during gallery hours.
In 2015, Miss Hein enrolled in the 200 HR Baptiste Affiliated Yoga Teacher Training. There, she met a community of people who inspired a yoga instruction practice, a first public mural, a 2-year Ambassadorship with Lululemon, and the skills to develop and transition a mental health practice into Covid19.
Urban South was selected with 21 other breweries in the country to participate in the 2019 Jameson Caskmates program. Urban South received Jameson whisky barrels to age beer in. The beer was showcased in the local market through distribution and also at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado!
With the anticipated release of this specially crafted beer, a release party was held at Urban South Brewery with several hundred people in attendance throughout the beautiful day. Miss Hein was selected as one of the local artists to live-paint the barrels during the event (!) and hold a silent auction of their work for benefiting her charity of her choice, NOLA to Angola.