Susan Fecho

Juniperus virginian, Early Morning

Mixed Media on Paper

16 x 20 x 1 inches

Eastern North Carolina is “home” to botanical species that survive storms, droughts, and sandy soils. This is an indigenous tree to Hyde Ct., located on Ocracoke’s Springer Point Preserve, a maritime forest.

Susan Fecho specializes in multi-media printmaking, surface designer, and illustration with a M.F.A. from ECU, and botanical illustration certificate from NCBG. Her lifelong devotion to art includes over 40 years of teaching and working with art students in the United States and abroad. In addition, she has pursued postgraduate studies at various institutions including Jan Van Eyck Academie, Humboldt Field Research Institute, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University, NC Botanical Gardens and Penland School of Crafts. Fecho has exhibited nationally, and internationally - and has received numerous awards, grants, and residencies. Fecho, born in Virginia and long-term resident of North Carolina, is connected to “place” – she has a deep appreciation for the natural world of North Carolina, her home. Fecho’s images have been accepted into several major collections: the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, D.C.; the Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; and the Museum of Women Artists, Washington, D.C. Fecho’s academic contributions appear in scientific journals such as Nature Reviews Urology, The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, The Journal of Urology, and The Neuronal & Systems Mechanisms of Affective Touch & Therapeutic Tissue Manipulation Research (NeuronS_MATTR) Network. Fecho’s work also appeared in educational/inspirational such as Forward Future: Journal of Integrative Teaching International, Kakalak: An Anthology of Carolina Poets, New Art International: A Compendium of Recent Work, Portrait of the Outer Banks: An Artist’s Sketch, Our State Magazine, and VIVA NOLA Magazine.

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