Susan Fletcher King is a fiber artist who has branched out from traditional quilting. She mixes her quilted imagery with additional media, such as paint, dyes, specialty threads and embellishments. Susan calls upon her professional art background in graphic design and illustration to create her illustrative quilt art. While in residency at HCCC, she plans to pursue imagery created with deconstructed screen printing, as well as a soy-wax technique to create batik imagery. To complete her pieces, she uses an assemblage style to combine additional elements and finishes with various quilting techniques.
Susan graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and later returned to her school to teach graphic design for several years. After earning her BFA from the University of Houston, she worked as a graphic designer in advertising and as a technical illustrator, eventually opening her own design studio and print agency. Prior to raising a family, Susan took forays into a wide variety of other fields, including teaching, risk management, dairy milking and horse training.
Returning to the art world has been extremely rewarding for Susan, as she brings her many life experiences to her current artwork. She has exhibited her work in local, regional and national venues. Susan returns to HCCC this summer (June – August) for the second term of her residency, which she began last fall. For more information, visit www.susanfletcherking.com.