Susan Kristoferson, MFA, BFA, hand paints and dyes papers to create an extensive palette of papers for her unique collages and fine craft objects. Starting at the age 5 Susan has always been a maker with an early interest in sewing and textiles.
She is skilled in textile arts and paper-making and has been an art teacher, art professor and head of a fibre arts program. She now works with specialty papers that often look like fabric. Shown in more than 200+ exhibits, her work is in collections across the US, in Japan and Canada.
She has lived in England, Denmark, the US and now happily lives in southern Alberta with an inspirational view of the foothills and Rockies from her home and studio.
Specializing in unique hand dyed and painted papers, Susan Kristoferson, BFA, MFA, creates complex collage “paintings” and unique objects. Her foothills ridge top view of the Rockies inspires her. Shown in more than 200+ exhibits, her work is in collections across the US, in Japan and Canada.
“The possibilities for unending creative invention paired with skilled craftsmanship and happenstance intrigue me. I find them seductively lurking in the creation of paste papers and itajime (fold and clamp tie dye) papers. So much so, that I have been studying and working with paste papers since 1990 and with shibori (Japanese tie dye) since 1977.”
Vistas of the West is a collection of poetry and visual art that celebrates the beauty and spirit of the Rocky Mountains, Western foothills, prairie landscapes, and the natural inhabitants of these beautiful environments. A special edition is available that includes a CD of poetry readings by featured poets and a limited edition print.