Susan Brooks Heading

About the Artist


Working as a professional artist for the past 17 years, Sue’s work has been accepted into major juried shows across the country, including the "Open" at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, twice at the Allied Artist’s Show at the National Arts Club in New York and Art Calendar’s "Thunder and Lighting" exhibition at Salisbury State University, where she was given an Award of Excellence.

In 2001, Sue was invited to be one of five national colored pencil artists whose works were shown at Portals Gallery located in the exclusive artistic community of River North in Chicago.

Her work has appeared in major publications in the past several years including The Artist's Magazine and in 2007, her work was accepted into a major book on colored pencil in the United Kingdom. Past publications where her work has been published include: The Best of Colored Pencil 3, The Best of Colored Pencil 5, Floral Inspirations and in Capturing Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil, Colored Pencil Explorations.

In past years, Sue was very active in the national organization, the Colored Pencil Society of America, where she earned "Signature Status" in 1998. She also served as the National President from 1999 - 2003.

Residing in The Woodlands, Texas, she is also a member of the Visual Artist's Alliance in Houston and privately teaches a group of artists every month. She teaches workshops around the country and has been a guest instructor at the prestigious Peninsula Art School in Door County, Wisconsin. She has also become extremely active in yoga, practicing and teaching on a weekly basis. Many of her recent works draw inspiration from her yoga practice.

Sue is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing/Graphics and a Bachelor of Art Education.

Artist Statement

"Passages of time..." my creative focus centers around the passing of time in the natural environment. Day into night, night into day -- our lives are divided into parcels marked by the coming and going of light. Even in our own breath a pause exists within each inhalation and exhalation and there too exists a pause in nature before the beginning or ending of light. Playful color choices from my palette bring these passages to fruition providing a visual pause in time.

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