BIO + CONTACT

As an artist, I investigate the beautiful and complex shapes that make up the natural world.

I’m a printmaker and current president of the international Nature Printing Society. I create nature prints by hand and on a walking press using actual leaves and fish.  Gyotaku is the Japanese word for fish printing and I use gyotaku techniques in my printmaking workshops at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

I’m also a painter and June, 2021 I will return to Yosemite National Park as an artist-in-residence. I spend about half of my time giving workshops connecting people with nature and showing them how easy it is to celebrate the natural world.  I hold nature printmaking workshops in the spring and fall at the Smithsonian Associates here in Washington, DC.

,In June 2020, Swinging Bridge Press published my book Into the Woods: Families Making Art With Nature.  Into the Woods is available on Amazon as both a paperback and eBook and you can find it at your local independent bookstore.

If you’re interested in workshops based on Into the Woods, or if you’d like me to speak to your group through Zoom or, later in 2021, in person, please get in touch below.

 

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Into The woods book sue fierston

FREE DOWNLOAD: PRINT LEAVES WITH WATERCOLOR

WATERCOLOR PRINTED LEAVES

fierston watercolor print 1

NEW CLASSES AT THE SMITHSONIAN ON ZOOM

White line Woodcuts

 sold out for March 2021! 

But it’s coming back this summer, check this space or the Smithsonian Associates catalog for the exact date and time.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

 May 8, 10 -1 PM

Gyotaku Hawaiian Style 

If you’ve taken the first class, come on back and learn how to add color to your prints!

May 15, 10 – 1PM

Handprints: Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials

June 5, 10 – 1 PM

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LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE

Nature monotypes and hand printed clothing at the Marblehead Arts Association juried show.

Nature leaves shirt

Opening postponed. You’ll find the Marblehead Arts Association in the Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St.  Marblehead, MA

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING AT

Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center