Susan Heidi Pin-Up Art merchandise is now available on the web! T-shirts, buttons, totes, magnets, and many more printed items featuring Susan Heidi’s pin-ups are now available on-line at www.cafepress.com/susanheidi
My newest painting, “Salute the Troops” based on an image by Shannon Brooke of the pin-up model Heidi Van Horne can now be viewed on Heidi’s website in her Gallery under the “Artwork” section. This painting is based on one of the Air Betty photos done by Shannon and Heidi - it has a very nostalgic, patriotic feel. These gals were both very helpful and generous in allowing me to use the image to base my painting on. Heidi is such a perfect model that no real changes needed to be made - just an attempt to capture her luminous skin and sparkling blue eyes. It was a real pleasure to work from such an amazing image. It is also an honor to have my work shown on Heidi’s website.
I have to say, that retro pin-up models and photographers are supplying today’s pin-up artists with a bounty of beautiful images to inspire them. It’s almost like living back in the 40’s and 50’s when everyday women would dress up in stockings and high heels, don their red lipstick, and hit the town (even if it was just a trip to the store). I am happy to have made the acquaintance of Heidi and Shannon and others like them who are keeping the tradition of the pin-up alive and well for a new generation to enjoy.
click on the link below to see my painting and those by other artists inspired by Heidi’s loveliness (you can also check out pictures of Heidi while you’re there)