|Subject:||Visual Arts||Publisher:||The Mountaineers Books|
|Published:||April 1st 2017||Pages:||64|
An adult coloring book that inspires mindful observation and calming appreciation of our natural world - 30 black-and-white line art images to color - Illustrations include iconic Pacific Northwest flora, fauna, national parks, and more - Compact size for taking on road trips, camping, and hiking Throw this into your pack and color at your lake destination during lunch, or in your tent at last light. Adult coloring books are hugely popular and for good reason-they calm the mind and ease our creative souls. Nature provides its own stress-free and mindful influence; this little joy-filled book simply gives outdoor lovers another way to tap into that focus and appreciate their natural surroundings. Lida Enche is an artist, middle school art teacher, and nature lover from Seattle. Much of her work is vibrant, color-splashed paintings, inspired by the tremendous joy she feels while creating art. For this new project, a coloring book specific to the Pacific Northwest landscape, she encourages would-be colorists to experience that same joy and to find their own inspirations and calming influences in the region's outstanding natural beauty. Enche referenced a variety of field guides to accurately depict bear grass and black bears, sea stars and sword ferns, bald eagles and berries. Our national parks-North Cascades, Mount Rainier, Olympic, Mount St. Helens, and Crater Lake-as well as a range of recognizable Northwest habitats, all make an appearance too! She adds a slightly stylized approach to her line art that will inspire people of all ages to pick up their colored pencils, markers, or crayons and relax into a scene.
Lida Enche is a professional artist and middle school art teacher. She holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Arts, as well as Masters of the Arts in Education. Her work includes heirloom quality cotton fabric collections based off of her original paintings, illustrated block prints, commissioned fine art paintings, and illustrations and designs for books. Lida lives in Seattle and blogs at lidaenche.blogspot.com