Sometimes you’re lucky!
No… I did not win PowerBall!
Just look at that glorious scene! Can’t you feel the warm sun on your back?
I first became acquainted with Richard Sheppard in 2013 when I saw his work in Danny Gregory’s book, An Illustrated Journey. Richard has a lovely, loose, atmospheric technique that nicely evokes a sense of place, particularly in this book about California, its wines, and their “terroir”. I’ve done a bit of wine tasting in New York’s Finger Lakes region and have always dreamed of doing the same out west.
Richard’s book reads as a monthly look into his wine experience as he visits vintners across the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Each page is illustrated with one of his fabulous watercolors. I particularly enjoyed seeing how Richard captured an iconic pear tree in each of the four seasons. Not only can I admire and learn from his artwork but I’m learning about wine and its production to boot!
Highly recommended! This would make a great gift whether the recipient is an artist, an oenophile, a Californian or just someone who dreams of getting away!
Please check out Richard Sheppard online for more of his wonderful images including many from his travels outside wine country. You won’t regret it.
Disclaimer: I won this copy in a blog giveaway. I was not compensated nor was I asked to review this book.