Friday, 21 May 2010


I visited the Bristol Museum the other day to see their
'Art from the New World' exhibition.
I was interested in this artwork by Mike Stilkey painted onto books.
Here is what Mike says about his painting onto books:
"I hate drawing on anything that is white, like a piece of drawing paper or a canvas. It gives me anxiety because I feel like I’m going to ruin it. I became attracted to drawing on old or weathered paper because it’s not white. About five or six years ago, I made a book titled “One Hundred Portraits” which featured one hundred drawings I’d done on old book pages. Then I started painting on the book covers and all over the books, and eventually began stacking the books on each other and painting the spines. This allowed me to make bigger pieces."


  1. Hi Rachel,

    I like making artworks on the subject of books.

    Hope all goes well with you.

    Love, Gabrielle.