I make large-scale monoprints inspired by images that I record from nature throughout the year. I create a group of mylar shapes which I ink, print, and re-ink; building up color layers and altering spatial relationships. A series of related work evolves from the printed collection of cut out shapes. What I enjoy most about this process is that I am able to pursue multiple variations of my original idea. The resulting prints are multiple and varied, brilliantly frontal, or receding in space.
Susan Amons is a fine artist residing in Maine. She holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, and has received 23 artist fellowships from the Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Heliker-Lahotan Foundation in Maine. Her work was included in the acclaimed Exhibit Maine Women Pioneers, University of New England, 2013. Monmouth University, New Jersey, presented an overview of 32 monoprints and sketchbooks in her solo exhibit Wildside, 2015. Recent and current solo exhibits at The Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth Maine, include Tidal Edge, and Prints & Watercolors from Great Cranberry Isle 2019, 2020, 2021.
Susan is a juried member of the Peregrine Press in Portland Maine, and the National Association of Women Artists in New York. Down East Magazine’s article by Ed Beem featured her work in their Best Of Maine Issue, 2016, and David and Carl Little included her monoprint Acadian Harbor in their book Art of Acadia, 2016. Her prints are included in numerous Peregrine Press Publications and Media.
Susan Amons’ artwork is included in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the New York and Boston Public Libraries, Indiana University Library, Connecticut University Library, University of New England, Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin College Museums, Peck School of Art Collection, Wheaton College, and the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She has exhibited her work extensively in New England, New York, and Maryland.