Mother and daughter artists Maryjo and Sunny Koch have compiled an inspiring portfolio of their collage-works in this new volume for artists and hobbyists entitled Vintage Collage-Works: Artful Ideas with Antique Ephemera. Employing basic collage techniques, these artists have created a wide range of distinctive collage projects using antique documents, vintage boxes and glassware, handmade papers, and ephemera of all kinds.
Both women are noted artists and teachers who bring their unique sensibilities to these easy yet sophisticated projects. In their new book, they show how ordinary vintage collectibles such as postcards, letters, prints, and photographs, can be transformed into stunning works of art by following just a few step-by-step techniques. By combining this vintage ephemera with readily available clip art, special papers, objects from nature, and sewing notions (such as buttons and ribbons), they create dozens of finished collage projects that can then by framed or used to make unique note cards, gift tags, or journals to share with family and friends.
This is an inspirational how-to book for any artist or hobbyist interested in collage, no matter what their level of expertise in the medium.
Maryjo Koch (Santa Cruz, CA) is a popular and highly regarded naturalist painter and collage artist who has authored and illustrated over a dozen books including the best-selling Bird Egg Feather Nest. She began teaching nature painting at both the California Academy of Sciences and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and now conducts painting and collage workshops at her studio near Santa Cruz. Her work has been exhibited in natural history museums nationwide, and her paintings and prints are sold in galleries and specialty shops throughout the United States and Japan. Her artwork has also been featured on fine housewares products and on gifts and stationary by retailers such as Chronicle Books, Marcel Schurman Fine Papers, Smith & Hawken, and The Republic of Tea, and The Nature Company. Visit her website at www.kochstudios.com.
Sunny Koch (Santa Cruz, CA) has shown her work in Santa Cruz Open Studio, offers collage classes a few times a year, and illustrates for magazine articles, annual reports, advertising, and event invitations. Sunny was awarded for an editorial illustration entitled Discovering My Roots, by both American Illustration 21 and Blue Cube Arts. She has been featured in Somerset Studio magazine. Visit her website at www.kochstudios.com.