Lisa Congdon: The Joy of Swimming
With an introduction from Hall of Fame Swimmer Lynne Cox, this charming book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming. Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this thoughtful celebration of getting in water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, watercolor portraits paired with personal stories, and illustrated collections of vintage objects evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject. An emphasis on swimming as a way of life -- taking the leap, going with the flow -- makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.
Fine artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design, and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, Simon & Schuster, and Cloud9 Fabrics, among many others. She is the author of five books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and the illustrated books Fortune Favors the Brave; Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip; and A Collection a Day. In 2015 she was named one of the “Forty over 40 Women to Watch.” Congdon lives and works in Portland.