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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 September 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219569
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99

Passport to Painting

£12.99

How to paint retro-style travel poster art in acrylics by Susie West

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Book Description

Think of a travel poster, and you bring to mind summer holidays, happiness and fun. Perennially popular as wall art, their strong, designs and clean, flat colours are perfect for hobby artists to emulate.

A complete guide to producing travel-poster style art of your surroundings, this book includes guidance on composing a strong design, selecting colours and making sure your artwork pops.

Covering towns, coasts and countryside, this book will let anyone produce bold, bright artwork, to use as wall art, gift to friends, or to celebrate your home town. Including step-by-step projects of popular travel spots across the world, this book is packed with examples of Susie West’s inspiring artwork. A short history of travel posters is also included.

Since 2015, Active artist and teacher Susie West has been working around the UK recreating the upbeat, retro charm of travel posters in the modern world. This book shares her techniques and secrets for producing fun, charming artwork. Suitable for the absolute beginner, this is a great way into art for those who want to move on from colouring pencils, or for experienced artists wanting to try something new, fun and innovative.

About the Author

About Susie West

Susie West trained as a graphic designer. While stuck on a train just outside Wimbledon, she passed the time doodling the little rows of houses through the misted-up windows. These little rows of houses got stuck in her head and she painted them. A friend suggested she tried selling the little paintings at a school fair, where they quickly sold out and so she started selling paintings of these quirky made-up village scenes; which eventually evolved into a full-time business of travelling around Britain’s real cities, towns and villages for a range of travel poster prints.

Today Susie is kept busy in her home in Leatherhead, Surrey, UK. When not producing her lovely acrylic paintings of cities, towns and villages, she is exhibiting at craft fairs and shows, or selling her prints.

To learn more about Susie's work visit her website: www.artistsusiewest.com; or follow her continuing painting travels on Facebook (www.facebook.com/artistsusiewest), Twitter (twitter.com/artistsusiewest) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/artistsusiewest).

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