one of my pinups featured in Carmel Magazine

Posted by Susan Heidi - September 17th, 2009

“Underground Inspirations.” 2009 Summer/Fall issue

I’m so excited to have my “Fishnet Stockings” painting featured in the current issue of Carmel Magazine!

Carmel Magazin_Underground Inspirations

It was used as the lead image for an article about The Alternative Cafe gallery in Seaside, CA which featured my work during their recent “Garter Belts and Gasoline II” art show.

Although this painting (based on the image of the amazing retro pinup and Gretsch Guitar spokes-model Kim Falcon) has been very popular and was featured in several other publications, I’m especially proud to have it appear in Carmel Magazine. Carmel, CA has always held a special place in my heart because of my total admiration (and school girl infatuation) for one of it’s most famous residents and one time mayor, Clint Eastwood (whose photo also appears among the pages of this issue!).

the article (on pages 210-213) is available on-line by going to the link below:

Tickle Me Pink, my feature in “How To Airbrush Pin-Ups”

Posted by Susan Heidi - September 8th, 2009

I just added some new info to my website about my feature in “How To Airbrush Pin-Ups” by Frank Season. I was photographed earlier this year creating one of my pinups for this one of a kind how to book. I chose to work with Kay O’Hara again for this piece, because to me she is one of the quintessential retro pinups - embodying everything that is great about these gals.

detail of Tickle Me Pink

The book is available now for pre-order from

How to Airbrush Pin-Ups

Pinup Pandemonium 2: group art show

Posted by Susan Heidi - September 5th, 2009

OPENING Festivities: Saturday, September 5th @ Claude Gallery 7pm-1am

Pinup Pandemonium 2

I’m excited to participate in my first NY gallery show. Here’s the important info: PIN-UP PANDEMONIUM 2 Group Art Show@ Claude Gallery Opening: 7pm Saturday September 5th 2009 The Claude Gallery in Eastchester, New York in conjunction with TVT Productions presents Richie Fuggetta’s PIN-UP PANDEMONIUM 2 with a great line up of 10 talented artists. The curator of this show is Richie Fuggetta. Richie will also be selling signed unframed prints of his work & autographing copies of his new book: The Pinup Art of Richard Fuggetta All of the art exhibited at this show will be associated with Pinup culture. The opening festivities will commence on Saturday September 5th from 7 pm until 1 am. Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the evening. A live musician jam session will coincide with art opening starting at 9 p.m. and will be held in the basement sound studio of the Claude Gallery. Your host will be gallery owner Artie Walker. FEATURED ARTISTS: RICHARD FUGGETTA SUSAN HEIDI THOM DOWNS BIAGIO CIVALE SCOTT JONES XIAN LEE RT VEGAS FRANKIE TEARDROP JIMMY BUTTCHEEKS DUTCH VON SPOOGE PIN-UP PANDEMONIUM 2 Art Show at the Claude Gallery Runs from September 5th through September 30th 2009 The Claude Gallery 282 Main Street Eastchester, New York 10707 Artie Walker, owner (914) 779-8822