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Product #: 7895
8 1/4" x 8 1/4"
80 color illustrations
Pub Date: 2000
One summer day in Alaska, painter Gail Niebrugge was capturing a mountain scene with a meadow of wildflowers in the foreground represented by tiny dots of red, yellow, and blue. As she bent to the ground to examine the wildflowers more closely, she fell in love with what she saw. Gail hasn't forsaken mountains and roadhouses, favorite subjects of earlier work, but mostly she paints flowers now -- stunningly beautiful, delicate, and brilliantly colorful flowers that she travels many miles to find. This gorgeous volume chronicles her journey both personally and professionally.
"The result of her work is impressive. Niebrugge's writings are simple, yet tell important stories about her art...it lends a personal touch to her already intimate prints."|
--The Frontiersman, Wasilla, AK
"Niebrugge shows us how she works. Her book reflects her vigorous and personal journey..."
--Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
"Niebrugge engages the reader with a stark honesty, unafraid to laugh at herself...even through her modesty, the artist's eye shines."
--Homer (AK) News
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Twenty-five years ago, Gail Niebrugge was drawing cartoons for war manuals as an illustrator for the U.S. Marines. This was not the career she had in mind for herself. With the support of a loving family, she moved to remote Glennallen, Alaska, where she began pushing her art in a new and exciting direction. Niebrugge, a pointillist, has received numerous honors and has served as artist-in-residence for the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Currently she and her family live in Palmer, Alaska.