Yvonne Maximchuk launches BC adult colouring book with colouring workshop in Campbell River

Join Yvonne Maximchuk as she celebrates the release of her new adult colouring book, Colour the British Columbia Coast (Harbour Publishing, $19.95) with a presentation, colouring workshop and book signing.

The event will take place at the Campbell River branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library on Friday, July 8 from 2  – 4 p.m. Maximchuk will talk about her art, offer colouring advice as she colours with attendees, and sign books. Colouring materials and refreshments will be provided, and books will be available for sale from Coho Books.

Maximchuk is renowned for her expressive depictions of the land, sea and wildlife, and in Colour the British Columbia Coast, she has created 40 original illustrations for everyone to enjoy. From the burnt-orange bark of the Arbutus trees and jewel-green ferns, to the vibrant ochre sea star and the gradated hues of magical sunsets, the colours of British Columbia’s coast have long inspired painters.

Colour the British Columbia Coast is printed on high-quality art paper with perforated pages for easy removal, so colourists can capture the beauty of the BC Coast with anything from pencil crayons and pastels to felt markers and watercolour paints. Within, the images are inspired by the infinite material of the West Coast, including floathouses and boats, grizzlies and whales, misty vistas and undersea creatures. Each illustration is accompanied by an in-depth caption describing the scene as well as colouring tips from the artist, making this the perfect keepsake book for anyone looking to unwind and discover their creative side—and Coastal BC.

Maximchuk is a lifelong working artist, illustrator and author. She is the co-author of Full Moon Flood Tide and Tide Rips and Back Eddies with Bill Proctor (Harbour Publishing, 2003, 2015) and the author of Drawn to Sea (Caitlin Press, 2013). She lives with her husband Albert in Echo Bay, BC.

For more information, contact the Campbell River branch of the VIRL at (250) 287-3655. Admission is free.