The Crowood Press, UK
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The Crowood Press was founded in 1982 by John Dennis, who remains the company’s owner and Chairman. The backlist now includes around 2000 titles, with approximately 70 new books published each year.
Abstract landscape painting
Publication date: 22 November 2021, 260 x 215mm, 160 pages, 215 colour illustrations
Abstract landscape painting expresses emotion while still capturing the essence of a landscape. This compelling book explores this suggestive style first developed by Turner. Using the hauntingly-beautiful paintings of Gareth Edwards, it explores the technical, historical and psychological dimensions of abstract landscape painting to help you develop your own skilful and intensely personal approach. It is a unique and exciting book into this under-documented genre.
Gareth Edwards has been a professional abstract landscape painter for over twenty-five years and has developed an effective and individual approach. He is an elected RAW academian, a long-term resident of St Ives’ historic Porthmeor Studios, and a prominent member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. He work is exhibited and sold throughout the world. Gareth Edwards’ daughter, Kate Reeve-Edwards is a professional writer and runs her own art writing business, Cultural Capital Arts.
Drawing with Charcoal
Publication date: 22 November 2021, 280 x 220mm, 144 pages, 223 colour illustrations
Charcoal is a versatile and dramatic medium with incredible potential for expression. This stunning book shows you how to create a drawing using its subtle, complex and bold qualities to best effect. Through step-by-step demonstrations and tasks, it explores the process, explaining how to capture a scene or the feeling of a scene, and, essentially, how best to fix an image to the page.
Kate Boucher is a professional artist and experienced tutor, who evocative charcoal and pastel works are created in response to urban and rural landscapes. She has received numerous awards and scholarships, and her work is exhibited and collected across the world.