Keeping visual journals has been popular for centuries among
artist-travelers like Albrecht Dürer, J. M. W. Turner, Katsushika Hokusai, and David
Hockney. Explorers like Jacques le Moyne, Alexander von Humboldt, Charles
Darwin, and Marianne North also recorded their journeys in sketchbooks and diaries.
Topographical drawing was essential. Knowing what destinations looked like let
voyagers know they had arrived. Carrying this concept to the next
level, Sketchbook Traveler expands plein air painting beyond the range of easels and backpacks, providing educators
with instructional concepts. It gives professional artists many new (and old) ways to
hone mobile sketching skills.
Inviting readers to explore their surroundings through
drawing and writing, Sketchbook
Traveler is a field guide to mindful engagement with personal
experience in ways that make every day an adventure.