Books and Materials


There are many benefits to doing art, including improving connections in your brain.   Whether you are looking for a book to open and start doodling with while you have your coffee or advanced color theory, or a gift for an artist friend, look no further.  I have read and extensively used all of these books .  For inspiration, Winston Churchill’s little book “Painting as a Pastime” is my favorite.

Grab a cup of coffee and a few markers or pencils and you are creating!

The Art of Zentangle by Margret Bremner, Norma Burnell and Penny Raile

Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

Looking for a little advanced reading?

Color Choices by Stephen Quiller

The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting: With Notes on the Techniques of the Old Masters, Revised Edition 1st Edition 

Inspiration-Or a great gift for your artist friends,

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

Painting as a Pastime by Winston Churchill

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form 1st Edition

or Animal Anatomy for Artists both by Eliot Goldfinger