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Morganntown, West Virginia, United States, 2006/04/06 - This coffee table style book features over 30 artist favorites from his drawing collections. Feedback from various scholars and artists along with intimate details of each by the artist. Exclusive volume 1 edition. 160 pages and full color.
Imaginative Pencil releases its long awaited first volume featuring thirty-one master drawings from the studio of renowned artist Justin Michael Jenkins with its publication of Visionary Landscapes in conjunction with Lulu, the world’s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.
Visionary Landscapes explores the complex and dynamic landscapes the artist creates with the help of worldwide scholars, artists, and critics who share their thoughts and perspectives on the art style and approach and each work of art by Justin Michael Jenkins. Thirty-one hand selected favorites are chosen for this coffe table style book, which includes various works from his chess, anatomy, mind, spiritual, and abstract collections. The book aims to provide fascinating insights and hidden gems that reveal certain core foundations of the artists style. There is also an intimate side to the book, where the artist also plays a large role in driving home the understanding of each drawing and the collections as a whole by providing intimate and deep revelations as to how he started each work and what his intentions were in placing certain objects, shapes, and colors, and the breakdown of each. This book acts as both a scholarly work for an educational environment and as an entertaining book for many people from all walks of life.
Imaginative Pencil Publishing came to Lulu because the company wanted to be in control of the publishing process and found Lulu’s print-on-demand tools to be fast, easy and, most importantly, free. Visionary Landscapes is available for purchase at lulu, in a marketplace filled with other unique and wonderful surprises.
“Independent publishing and print-on-demand is the wave of the future, and the future is now,” said Michael from Imaginative Pencil. “The Lulu process allows me to cut out the middle man (i.e. a separate publisher) and get my work out there the way we wanted it. Our book, Visionary Landscapes, is much like Lulu itself—it puts control of your destiny in your own hands.”
Imaginative Pencil is a company founded in 2004 that specializes in the sale, distribution, and exhibition of the visionary and surreal pencil art of Justin Michael Jenkins.
Justin Michael Jenkins was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to George and Carole Jenkins. Besides his professional status as a full time artist, he is also a writer, designer, and webmaster. His hobbies include studying the game of chess and collecting Civil War memorabilia.
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