In Depth With the Artist: Heather Smith Jones

Using blue spruce, bamboo and cedar wood scrap from her husband's building projects, Kansas-based artist, Heather Smith Jones printed these cards by hand on her 1930's era Vandercook proof press. The wood scraps were planed and altered by her husband for Heather's printing purposes, and the inks she hand mixed in some of her favorite bright colors. See more of Heather's work in our market this month here.

Heather Smith Jones is an artist, arts educator, and author. In her drawings, paintings, and prints she uses primarily graphite, watercolor, and letterpress. Her work is represented by galleries nationwide and part of public and private collections across the globe. Her first book "Water Paper Paint, Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media" by Quarry Books was released Jan. 1, 2011.

Etsy shop: letterpress and prints -
Gallery store: original unframed paintings -

Jan Halvarson


cafenoHut said...

I love your suggestion and your all post.
You have wonderful taste.

Artsy Forager said...

Love Heather's work, these note cards are a wonderful idea and great use of scrap wood!

Thanks for sharing.

Susan Schwake said...

heather's work continues to inpsire me daily. her posts on flickr are not to be missed either.

Amy Rutherford said...

Gorgeous work! Have you ever considered making this fabric? I could see amazing pillows and napkins out of these patterns and colors. Just a thought... Thx for sharing!

Peony and Thistle said...

These are great!

Linda / PaperPhine said...

Amazing! Sometimes I think I have to get a press, too - not that there was any space left in the studio... but perhaps one day!