I’m drawn to working within the confines that certain processes offer. The orderly pace inherent in printmaking and ceramic sculpture provides a tempo that helps me navigate visually and to uncover things I didn’t know I was looking for. The elusive mark one can only achieve through printing always attracts me. I use monotype and linoleum as the jumping off point for collage and painting, building layers of formal abstractions on nature and the phenomena of the physical world. The suspended animations that result from this process are without agenda or artifice. They are simply my invitation to the viewer to look, jump in, and swim around.
about the artist
Sue Heatley was born in Ohio and got her BA in art history at Hiram College. After college she studied printmaking at the Richmond Printmaking Workshop, an artist-run print studio in Richmond, Virginia. She currently maintains a studio in East Hampton, New York.
Heatley’s work has been exhibited widely on the East End and elsewhere, including the International Print Center and the Turn Gallery in New York City; The Drawing Room in East Hampton; the HIll Gallery, 1708 Gallery, and The Visual Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Her work is also in several collections: Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University, (Richmond) Esteé Lauder Companies, Milbank, Tweek, Hadley, McCloy, and Media General Company.
DEEP RED BOBBER, monotype and linocut on Kitakata paper, 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
GHOST BOBBER, monotype and linocut on Kitakata paper, 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
SEA BOBBER, monotype and linocut on Kitakata paper, 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
SUN SPOTS, monotype, linocut, gouache collage on Sekishu paper mounted onto canvas, 10 x 10 inches
BLUE BLUSTER, monotype, linocut, gouache and collage on Sekishu paper, 16 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches