Mary Heebner

United States

"In my practice I employ various media and means to touch the nerve and glimpse at the mystery of being alive and connected to land and people across time.  I try to evoke a sense of place through my paintings, collages, handmade paper, photography and  artist's books.  I try to notice what is vivid and link that with a sensual and well-crafted process."

The Venus Paintings a series of large format collages on paper with handmade (pulp painted, overpainted and marbeled) paper by Mary Heebner (

Mary Heebner's studio is in Santa Barbara, California - visits by appointment

Exhibition catalogue with an essay by Dr Bruce Robertson, "Venus on Paper"

Through her imprint, simplemente maria press, Heebner creates limited edition fine art books with handmade paper, original text, artwork, letterpress.

 Heebner's most recent fine art book, INTIMACY: Drawing with light, Drawn from stone, 2017, features a suite of watermark drawings, with letterpress on recto and hand tinted with watercolor or graphite on  verso. It is on display in Museo della Carta e della Filigrana in Fabriano, Italy, where she made ivory toned paper, 2015, complimented by ultramarine pigmented paper made at Dieu Donne NYC, 2015.