Whenever people suggested that Eddie should write a book on art, he laughed as he often did. But after he died, his family found a box file in his studio, overflowing with scraps of paper - his thoughts on the creative process, quotes from artists, and plans for each chapter with suggested titles.

This wonderful box has provided much of the material for this book, and his daughter, Jenny Hawke, an artist herself, has expertly woven everything together.

Walk through the book and enjoy the colour on every page. Let the meditations lift your eyes to a new perspective, give yourself time to enter into each painting, to abosrb the colour and experience the movement, and let it speak to you.

Take time to see the wprld of watercolour through the painter's eyes.

Reflections on life and art, with meditations and prayers

So much more than a book about art

A famous artist's view

Charles Reid is probably the best known US watercolour artist of his generation. For more about him go to www.charlesreidart.com


"Making a Mark," a book about reflections on life by Eddie Askew, is informative, inspiring, and a great pleasure to read.  The paintings, illustrating the book on every page, are beautiful works of art.  One can learn about painting as well as more about life in general, and living it well.