Suzanne Haddon and Richard Hestekind
Seattle painter Suzzane Haddon,
a Fall City native, is known in several traditional and alternative
venues for her punchy, vivid colors and her insightful, sensual treatment
of people and imaginary landscapes. She is a second generation fine
artist, following in the footsteps of her father, Willian Haddon.
Ms. Haddon has several impressive awards and scholarships to her
credit, including the annual Paul Immel Award from the Puget Sound
Group of Northwest Painters, a three year scholarship to the Art Center
College of Design in Pasedena, California and recent selection for
inclusion in the 16th Annual Auction to benefit Pratt Fine Art Center.
She recently participated in Jeffrey Moose Gallery's Third Annual
Goddesses exhibition, showing a group of her "Goddesses," imagery
based on her regular evening sessions with models. The Painted Table
show will feature some of Ms. Haddon's popular "Goddesses" watercolors
as well as a group of new worls which combine her keen gestural line work
in Sumi ink with collage elements, including Buddhist prayer money and
metallic leafing. In contrast to the full figures of previous imagery,
the works concentrate on selected, abstract portions of the body. The
new Asian influence in her work is the result of a trip to Hong Kong
and parts of China last year.
Sumi ink on paper
Sumi ink and collage