Braided River Books, the conservation imprint of the Mountaineers Books, has just released The North Cascades: Finding Beauty & Renewal in the Wild Nearby, a wonderful new paperback book filled with fantastic photos, trail descriptions, history and natural history and profiles of people who are connected to North Cascades National Park. I am honored to be among those interviewed by Christian Martin, one the book's authors. Much of the art I've created over many years has been the result of time I spent in the Park and in the Cascades, and I feel very grateful to all of the people Christian profiled-- specifically for the work they have done to make the Park such an important part of the life of Northwest. The watercolor sketch pictured here is in the book; it's one I did in the company of my students in a landscape watercolor class that I taught for the North Cascades Institute. I'm going to be teaching a couple of classes in conjunction with the release of the book. One is coming up soon at the North Cascades Institute: Autumn Palette: Flora & Fauna of the North Cascades. It's full, but you can join the waitlist. I'll also be teaching Painting & Sketching the Wild Nearby at the Frye Art Museum on Friday and Saturday, November 7 & 8 from 10 to 4.