Adair W. Heitmann
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Adair Wilson Heitmann, BFA, Bio
Recipient of an Artist's Grant from the Connecticut Department of Culture and Tourism, three Awards of Excellence from the American Corporate Identity Association, a North American Paper Box and Packaging Award, and two awards from the Connecticut Library Association. Heitmann exhibits widely, most recently clay monoprints in the international Pendle Print Fest in England. Her work is in many art collections, homes and offices in the US and Canada. Connecticut Magazine cited her in, "Experts Name 7 Connecticut Artists Who Are Good Investments."
With a rich background in the arts, education, literature, business, and health she is listed in many Who'sWho including The World's Who's Who of Women, Who's Who in American Advertising, and Who's Who in American Education. Heitmann graduated cum laude, from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, studied at the Art Students League in NYC and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. She is a member of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and is the Director of Communications at Pequot Library. She is a writer, teacher, and shares inspiring essays on her Creativity and Wellness blog, creativityandwellness.wordpress.com.
Adair Wilson Heitmann, Artist's Statement
I've been an exhibiting artist since my first linoleum block print was shown in a statewide exhibition when I was in the 6th grade. I have exhibited in solo shows, two person and group exhibitions in New England, NYC, and abroad and have worked in several mediums -- printmaking, photography, mixed media, and water color. Currently I've returned to my printmaking roots and am working in clay monoprints.
Using leather-hard clay as a printmaking matrix I add layer upon layer of pure colored pigments and textures. I build the image until my experience in composition, contrast, brush stroke, design, and hue, makes me know when to stop. I then make only one print. There's spontaneity and serendipity in this type of artwork, and it delights me, my collectors, and viewers.
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