Susan Hedstrand - Wilderness Visions Studio - Equine, Wildlife & Wilderness Art


INTAGLIO ETCHINGS - WATERCOLOR - PASTEL - OIL - PENCIL



Susan Hedstrand creates art in the Huckleberry Mountains of northeast Washington. Her intaglio etchings, watercolors, pastels, and pencils are recognized for their detailed realism.

Many years' experience in pencil developed a strong sense of tonality and proportion, which made etching a natural transition. Susan is dedicated to creating handmade etchings which are highly valued as original pieces of art. In order to assure the meticulous quality of each finished etching, Susan does her own printing and handcoloring.

Working also in watercolor, pastel, & pencil, she creates aesthetic pieces of art depicting our natural landscape and the animals that inhabit it.

Sketching her cow pony from life as a child, she developed an eye for equine conformation. Susan is known for her detailed and lifelike equine portraits - radiating the spirit and individuality of the animal.

Through extensive travel, Susan meticulously collects reference material for future pieces of art. Past research trips have included Yellowstone National Park, the Tetons, Glacier National Park, Mt. Rainier, Mesa Verde and Bandolier Indian ruins, the Olympic Mountains, and Florida's ecosystems.

Reflecting Susan's deep connection with the wilderness, her art is a constant reminder of our precious natural environment.

"Capturing the essence and beauty of nature, whether an alpine stream or a vibrant horse is my highest goal. To have my art embody this feeling is my constant vision."

Exhibits: (partial list)
Miniature Art Society of Florida International Exhibit, FL 1993-2002, 2004-2008, 2010-2011, 2014-2018
Art in the High Desert, Bend, OR 2009, 2016, 2017
Art Fair Jackson Hole, Jackson, WY, 1999-2017
ArtFest, Cheney Cowles Museum/Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2014
Sun Valley Center Arts Festival, Sun Valley, ID 1994, 2010
Hockaday Museum of Art - Arts in the Park, Kalispell, MT, 1996-2005, 2009
Sweet Pea, Bozeman, MT, 1996-2008
Yuletide, Spokane Art School, WA 1997-2005
Maude Kerns Art Center - Art in the Vineyard, Eugene, OR, 2002
Spokane Watercolor Society, Juried Watermedia Competition, Douglas Gallery, WA, 1998
Yellowstone Art Center - Summerfair Art Festival, Billings, MT, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999
Montana Interpretations Juried Art Exhibit, Montana Institute of Arts, MT 1997, 1998
Boise Museum of Art - Art in the Park, ID 1995, 1997
New Mexico Miniature Art Society National Show, Roswell Museum, NM 1997
Salem Art Association - Salem Art Fair, OR 1991, 1996
19th National Print Exhibition, The Print Club of Albany, Schenectady Museum, NY 1995
World Exhibition of Miniature Art, London, England, 1995
Nevada Artists Association International Miniature Show, 1995
Vancouver International Wildlife Art Show, Vancouver, BC, 1994
Realism Up Close, Massey Fine Arts National Exhibition, NM 1993
Museum of Art Las Olas - Las Olas Art Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1993
Winter Park Art Association - Winter Park Art Festival, FL 1991
Florida Printmakers' Society Juried Exhibit, 1988, 1990

Awards: (partial list)
First in Printmaking, Miniature Art Society of Florida International Show, 2010
Honorable Mention, Miniature Art Society of Florida International Show, 2004
Award of Merit, Cheney Cowles Art Museum ArtFest, Spokane, WA, 1997
Second Place, Casper Art Guild International Miniature Art Show, WY, 1997
Honorable Mention, Montana Interpretations, Montana Institute of Arts, MT, 1997
Honorable Mention, Nevada Artists' Association International Miniature Show, NV, 1995
Second Overall, Winter Springs Art Festival, FL, 1992
First Place, Graphics, Mandarin Art Festival, FL, 1992
Second Place, Printmaking, Montana Miniature Art Society International Show, MT, 1992

Publications:
HASTFOCUS (Swedish Equine Magazine), Artist Portrait, January 2006
Morgan Horse Magazine, "Forever Young", illustration, July 2005
Appaloosa Horse Journal, Cover & Feature article, July, 2003
EQUUS, Trends at a Glance, November 2003 (accompanying art)
Western Horseman, Gallery, October 1997, December 1982
Equine Images, Mares & Foals - A Common Bond, April/May 1994
Inside International, IAHA, November/December 1989 (Cover)
Australian Arabian Horse News, March 1987 (Cover)
Arabian Visions, January 1986, 1988 (Covers)
The Carousel Horse, The Equine Artists' Guild, September/October 1986
Arabian Horse World, Arabian Art Today, December 1984-1986

Galleries:
Angel Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Missoula Artists' Shop, Missoula, MT
Whitefish Pottery/Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish, MT
Gallery Sixteen, Great Falls, MT
Latigo & Lace, Augusta, MT
Bear's Den, Helena, MT
Stewart Jones Designs, Joseph, OR
Winthrop Gallery, Winthrop, WA



Wilderness Visions Studio
509/738-4303

intaglio at susanhedstrand .com


Etchings - Landscape I

Etchings - Landscape II

Etchings - Early West & Native American

Etchings - Wildlife

Etchings - Horses

Etchings - Bird, Feline, Floral

Paintings - Gallery I

Paintings - Gallery II

Paintings - Gallery III

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