Art books and coffee

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art books coffee

What does a relaxing day off look like for you? For me, it involves a huge cup of coffee and some art books. I have a fairly extensive library of art books, so every once in a while I like to revisit some of my old favs. These include Van Gogh, Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Group of Seven, Tom Thomson, Andrew Wyeth, Gauguin, Dali, DaVinci... and many more. ⁠ ⁠

Through the years I've had many artist 'crushes', then go about collecting all the books I can find about them. I just love reading the stories of their lives and how certain paintings came into being Each artist has taught me something new about ways of seeing and creating art. I think all the paintings I've created have been informed by the various jewels of wisdom gleaned from my art books.⁠ ⁠

As I begin to think about creating a new art collection I once again consult these old friends to see what they have to tell me.⁠

If you'd like to see my current art collections of available original paintings go to ORIGINAL PAINTINGS


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