- Paperback: 90 pages
- Publisher: Eloquent Books (28 Aug. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608608484
- ISBN-13: 978-1608608485
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 28 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,648,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tea 'n Turps: Taking Tea with Artists. Humorous, inspiring profiles, philosophies and art techniques. Paperback – 28 Aug 2009
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More About the Author
Lynda Cookson was born in South Africa in June 1954. Her writing career began while she was working for a newspaper in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and in 1987 she wrote a children's Christmas play called "Suzie's Letter to Santa", which was produced locally.
Writing took a back seat when she started her own handmade papermaking business called "Paperways", although she wrote and published "How To Make Handmade Paper" to form part of the papermaking kits her business manufactured. It was only after Lynda and her husband, Alan, immigrated to Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland in 2001, that she felt able to pick up her career as a writer.
In 2005 she began writing monthly artist profiles for the "Now" group of glossy magazines (Galway Now, Limerick Now and Cork Now), interviewing thirty-three artists a year. That same year she wrote "The eArt Directory", a workbook assisting artists in promoting their work through the Internet, and curated and part-authored the "Art In The West" catalogue. The second edition of "The eArt Directory" has recently been published as an ebook, and many of her articles can be found in Irish magazines.
Lynda is also an artist and her paintings are updated regularly on her bloghttp://paintingsonimpulse.blogspot.com/
She has three more books in the pipeline, including book two in the Tea 'n Turps series. Lynda's paintings and articles can be found at http://www.lyndacookson.com.
From the Author
I have the greatest fun interviewing artists. You'd think that they'd all have pretty much the same things to tell me about ... heavens no! Even a technique used by many more than one artist is always described to me using different view points and is used uniquely by each artist.
It's a privilege indeed to be welcomed into their lives, and into their heads, for two or three hours while they risk the vulnerability of being analysed and assessed, not to mention their words being exposed in publication. Perhaps it helps that I'm an artist myself, but I find my subjects to be warm and welcoming, very human, and generous with their time and secrets.
I'd like to raise a glass to all the artists I've ever interviewed and thank them for making my life so very much richer ... and I hope you find the same richness in the pages of this first book in the series of "Tea 'n Turps".
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Acknowledgement : It is with thanks to Francis Kennedy, artist, who allowed me to use his precious image of Lulu the cat on the cover of this book.
You can read about Lulu's antics in the chapter devoted to Francis Kennedy and his work.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The book captures the unique lives of these talented artists and gives an insight into their techniques, philosophy and inspirations.