Book Review: The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard


The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece is the travelogue sketchbook of fine artist and freelance illustrator Richard Sheppard.

It's a day-by-day first person account of the 16-day trip he spent in Greece, at Athens, Elsusis, Mycenae, Delphi, Thebes, Baruron, Sounion, Santorini, Mykonos and Delos. It's quite a lengthy but personal record of the things he saw and felt. Particularly interesting is the way he shares about his insecurities and apprehension of sketching outdoors with people watching.

The watercolour sketches are nice and comes with lots of commentary. He was traveling with his dad and you can read about all the adventures they had together — very typical tourist adventures like getting lost, finding hotels, but fun to read nevertheless.

The book's a 134-page paperback. The softcover does curl up after days. Paper's alright.

Good book to check out if you like travelogues or sketchbooks.

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The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece by Richard Sheppard

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