Suggested Reading

Here is a list of books I often bring to my workshops, including many of my favorite books exploring the creative process, plants and forests in art, and more. I hope you may find this ever-expanding list useful and inspiring: Steven Aimone, Design! A Lively Guide for Artists & Craftspeople, Lark Books, 2004 Josef Albers, Interaction of Color, Yale University Press, 1975 Christopher Andreae, Mary Newcomb, Lund Humphries Publishers, 1996 (another more recent edition is also available) Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, Robert Kushner, Gardens of Earthly Delight, Hudson Hills Press, 1997 Daniel Arasse, Anselm Kiefer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2001 David Bales and Ted Orland, Art and Fear, Consortium Book, 2001 Barbara Bash, True Nature, Shambala, 2004 William Berry, 1954-1956 Alaskan Field Sketches, University of Alaska Press, 1989 Tim Biskup, 100 Paintings, Dark Horse Books, 2004 Wilfrid Blunt, Sandra Raphael, The Illustrated Herbal, Thames and Hudson, 1994 British Library, Books of Hours, Phaidon Press Limited, 1996 Kathan Brown, Magical Secrets about Thinking Creatively, Crown Point Press, 2006 Squeak Carnwath, My Name is Not Tina, Chronicle Books, 1996 Brian Doyle, Mink River Arthur Wesley Dow, Composition, University of California Press, 1997 Janice Driesbach & Susan Landauer, Obata's Yosemite, Yosemite Association, 1993 Henry Evans, Botanical Prints, W. H. Freeman and Company, 1977 Victoria Findlay, Color: A Natural History of the Palette, Random House, 2003 Audrey Flack, Art & Soul, E.P. Dutton, 1986 Jill Duchess of Hamilton, Penny Hart & John Simmons, The Gardens of William Morris, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998 Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, and Blink Sangye Gyamtso, Tibetan Medicine Cards, Pomegranate Communications, Inc. David Hansen, Jorg Schmeisser: Breaking the Ice, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 2003 Hannah Hinchman, A Trail Though Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place, W.W. Norton & Company, 1997 Anne Stevenson Hobbs, Beatrix Potter's Art, Penguin Group, 1989 Augustine Hope & Margaret Welch, Living Colors: The Definitive Guide to Color Palettes Through the Ages, Chronicle Books, 2003 Johannes Itten, The Elements of Color, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1970 Wolf Kahn, Wolf Kahn: Continuity and Change, Paintings & Works on Paper, Meringer and Yohe Fine Art, 2003 Deborah Kellaway, Irises and Other Flowers, Watercolors by Elizabeth Blackadder, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994 Bente Starcke King, Beautiful Botanicals, North Light Books, 2004 Remi Labrusse, Henri Matisse, Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings, Ginko Press, 2002 Marco Livingston, Jim Dine: Flowers and Plants, Harry Abrams, Inc., 1994 Eric Maisiel, Fearless Creating, Jeremy Tacher, 1995 Diane Maurer-Mathison, Paper Art: The Complete Guide to Paper Craft Techniques, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1997 Patrick McDonnell, Mutts Sundays, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1999 Sara Midda, Sara Midda's South of France : A Sketchbook, Workman Publishing, 1990 Jennifer New, Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art, Princetown Architectural Press, 2005 Mayumi Oda, Happy Veggies, Parallax Press, 1986 Mary Oliver, Blue Pastures, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1995 Thomas Padon, Nancy Graves: Excavations in Print, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1996 Jim Pojar and Andy MacKinnon, Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast, One Pine Publishing, 1994 (more recent editions are out there, too) Richard Preston, The Wild Trees, Random House, 2008 Duncan Robinson, Worldviews: The Watercolor Diaries of Tony Foster, Frye Art Museum, 2000 Victoria Salley, Nature's Artist, Plants and Animals by Albrecht Durer, Prestel Shirley Sherwood, A Passion for Plants, Cassell & Co, 2001 Keith A. Smith, various book arts instruction volumes, Keith Smith Books Gary Snyder, Back on the Fire, Counterpoint, 2008 Nigel Spivey, How Art Made the World, Basic Books, 2005 Thomas Stream, Dandelion Morning, The Stonington Gallery, 2005 Vivian Swift, When Wanderers Cease to Roam, Bloomsbury USA, 2008 Julie Sylvester, Cy Twombly, Fifty Years of Works on Paper, Schirmer/Mosel, 2004 Mai-Mai Sze, The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, Princeton University Press, 1977 Twayla Tharp, The Creative Habit, Simon and Schuster, 2003 Peter and Donna Thomas, More Making Books by Hand, Quarry Books, 2004 Susan J. E. Tourtillott (editor), 500 Handmade Books, Lark Books, 2008 Andy Warhol, Flowers, Little, Brown and Company, 1996 Krystyna Wasserman, The Book as Art, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007 Wendy Weitman, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things, The Museum of Modern Art, 2003 Lawrence Weshler, Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin, University of California Press, 1982 Keith West, How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration, Timber Press, 1996 William Wheeler, Art Nouveau Decorative Flowers, L'Aventurine, 1996 Michael Wilcox, Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green, School of Color Publishing, 2002 Michael Wilcox, The Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolor Paints, Artways, 1991 (later editions are also available) Theodore Wolff, Morris Graves: The Early Works, Museum of Northwest Art, 1998