Reading List

on my to-read list:

The Artists' Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield
is a comprehensive handbook that provides the information, tools, and techniques, for developing and sustaining a successful art career.

Currently reading: Travels in Siberia
by Ian Frazier

For inspiration:

Art and Fear by David Bayles and David Orland
Image Continuum Press, 2001

Hawthorne on Painting by C.W. Hawthorne
Dover Publications 1938 ***

Writings by Agnes Martin
Hatje Cantze Publishers Bilingual Edition 2005 ***

The Daily Practice of Painting by Gerhard Richter
MIT Press 1995

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Tarcher 2002

Not Being Able to Paint by Joanna Field
Tarcher 1983


The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides
Houghton Mifflin 1990 ***

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Tarcher 1999 (the old one is good too)

The Art of Responsive Drawing by Nathan Goldstein
Prentice Hall 2005 ****

Drawing as a Sacred Activity by Heather Williams
New World Library 2002


The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer
Viking 1991

Formulas for Painters by Robert Massey
Watson Guptill 1988


Interaction of Color by Josef Albers
Yale university Press 1975

The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten
Wiley 1970

Color and Culture by John Gage *******

Theory and Criticism:

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Source book of Artists’ Writings
by Peter Howard Selz U of CA Press 1996

Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy by David Hickey

Highly reccommended = ***