Heather Smith Jones is a studio artist and instructor who received her MFA from The University of Kansas in 2001 and her BFA from East Carolina University in 1996. Smith Jones is represented by galleries nationwide and has completed residencies at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work is in many private collections and in the public collections of the Sprint Corporation and Emprise Financial Corporation. Smith Jones also collaborates with other artists in photography and multi-media projects. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband. www.heathersmithjones.com
This book is not only for "painters" but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft. Unlike the typical watercolor text books, this unique, beautiful volume is a field book of inspiration, creative ideas, how to's, and projects, all from an artist's perspective. Each creative exercise features a technique, shows step-by-step photographs, and includes a clever idea for a gift or project that can be made from the painted samples.
Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed
Media. Quarry: Quayside. 2011. 156p. illus. ISBN 9781592536559. pap.
$22.99. ART INSTRUCTION
Studio artist Smith Jones presents a new kind of art how-to book, in
which she tackles many of the intangibles of the creative process but
from a practical point of view. She is not constrained by any one
medium, and she encourages readers to stretch beyond their boundaries.
Various drawing, watercolor, and collage materials, as well as
different methods, subject matters, and ways to display completed
work, are discussed. This book will appeal to artists who want to
rekindle their creative spirit, and it could inspire hobbyists and
scrapbookers to take a next step. - Library Journal, February 2011