BIO + CONTACT

Sue-Fierston

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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SMITHSONIAN CLASSES 
Gyotaku II: the Japanese art of printing fish Hawaiian Style
April 23, Saturday, 10-1 PM
White-line woodcut
May 7, Saturday 10-1 PM
Fabric printing with natural materials
May 21, Saturday 10-1 PM
The Sketchbook Habit: The art of everyday life
…returns September, 2022
 
CURRENTLY SHOWING
Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California
Yosemite Art and Nature Center

FREE DOWNLOAD: PRINT LEAVES WITH WATERCOLOR

fierston watercolor print 1