My Top 5 Favorite Art Books

Here is a list of my very favorite art books ever!!  I hope you will enjoy learning about these books and getting to know these artists...
1. Spilling Open by Sabrina Ward Harrison.
Sabrina is my favorite artist, and this book is the reason why.  It's the first book she published, and it is truly amazing.  You will have to get a copy for yourself if you don't already have this gem!

2. Suitcase Series:Camilla Engman
I love Camilla, and this wonderful book by Uppercase does an amazing job of showing you an intriguing peek into her life and work.   And it comes with fun extras!

3. An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Danny Gregory
Danny Gregory is wonderful, and this collection of excerpts from the sketchbooks of many different artists is truly amazing!

4. Karen Kilimnik: Drawings
Karen's works are so great - they were some of the first pieces I saw that incorporated handwritten text with imagery in a way that really inspired me.   Check her out online if you aren't familiar with her work!

5. Elizabeth Peyton: Live Forever
When I was in New York on a trip I went on in college, I remember finding this gem of a book in a museum art store, and it has been one of my favorite things that I own ever since.  She makes portraiture seem so effortless and elegant...

What are some of your favorite art books? 


  1. i own spilling open, & danny gregory's "the creative license." i've never heard of the rest. i don't know my top 5. lately i've been liking: print copies of teesha moore's art journals, jesse reno's "truth myth extinction," & "creative illustration workshop" by katherine dunn. :)

  2. Thanks for telling me about your favorites! Ooh, I didn't know Jesse Reno had a book out - I'm going to search for it now... ;)


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