Artist: Don Rankin
Hardcover: Full-color, hardbound, with matching dust jacket
*Note: final cover may vary
Product Dimensions: 9 x 12 inch
Retail Price: $39.95
For nearly six decades, Don Rankin has used watercolor techniques to capture the quiet beauty to be found in all things. From buildings and city scenes, to animals, people and nature landscapes, Don’s unique gift of presenting light and shadow are highlighted in all his works. In his new book Back Roads & Memories, Don presents over 200 of his favorite works including detailed narratives that tell the story behind each painting. Now anyone can enjoy Don’s award-winning art and understand why he is one of Alabama’s most beloved artists!
Don Rankin’s work has captured the attention of many followers, and his on-line tutorials have instructed more than 500 students worldwide. In the 1950s, he became one of the youngest students of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut, and at the age of 29 was listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections and has been featured in the magazines American Artist, Watercolor ‘89, Northlight, Southern Living, Seasons, Birmingham Magazine, and the French publication ‘IMAGINE revue d’art Numero 44'. He also produced four popular books including Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor, printed in 1985 and revised in 2011. Don lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
“Don Rankin was an early entry into my book of talents to explore. He has produced volumes of work spanning five decades…simple, yet expressive and compelling compositions of land and water…light and shadow framing a part of his world.”
— Barbara J. Moore, owner, Barbara J. Moore Fine Art Gallery
SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION
A special “Collector’s Edition” is available as a signed & numbered series bound in genuine grained leather.
Three Levels to Fit Your Needs:
GOLD LEVEL PATRON
• Will be listed as a Gold Level Patron in the coffee table-style book
• Will receive six (6) Collector’s Edition copies of the book, shipping included
COST TO BE A GOLD LEVEL PATRON – $1,000
SILVER LEVEL PATRON
• Will be listed as a Silver Level Patron in the book
• Will receive three (3) Collector’s Edition copies of the book, shipping included
COST TO BE A SILVER LEVEL PATRON – $500
BRONZE LEVEL PATRON
• Will be listed as a Bronze Level Patron in the book
• Will receive one (1) Collector’s Edition copy of the book, shipping included
COST TO BE A BRONZE LEVEL PATRON – $100
Please select your Patron level from the drop down menu below.
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NOTE: Collector’s Edition books will have grained leather-bound covers, will be numbered, will have the recipient’s name embossed in gold on the front cover, and will be personally autographed by artist Don Rankin.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.