Most professional artists have received years of training, but outsider artists, who haven't received a formal education, are guided solely by their strong, independent vision and drive to create artwork, often with the everyday materials at hand. Share these inspirational books...to emphasize that creativity has no limits.
~"Outsider Artists" by Angela Leeper in Book Links [January 2013]
Whether you have a child with a budding interest in art or not, here's a selection of titles to open young minds! All books are child-oriented with the exception of High Riders, Saints, and Death Cars, which is written for a young adult audience. Nicholas Herrera is a New Mexican artist!
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill
Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead
High Riders, Saints, and Death Cars: A Life Saved by Art by Nicholas Herrera
The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel [also available in Spanish & on DVD]
The Secret World of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass
Deep Blues: Bill Traylor, Self-Taught Artist by Mary E. Lyons