More About the Author
Susan Sternau has a long-standing interest in art and travel. She holds an MA in art history from Hunter College. She is the author of Art Nouveau: Spirit of the Belle Epoque, Art Deco: Flights of Artistic Fancy, Henri Matisse, and Museums: Masterpieces of Architecture. Ms. Sternau is a painter, illustrator, and art teacher, with work in many private collections. Originally from the upper west side in Manhattan, she has now lived in California for twenty years. A recent trip to Easter Island inspired her newest book: Easter Island Sketchbook: An Artist's Journey to the Mysterious Land of Giant Stone Statues (Sausalito Press, 2014).
Easter Island Sketchbook is trip of a lifetime is seen through an artist's eyes, with over 65 watercolor and ink paintings bringing to life a remote and magical place that few people have the opportunity to visit, but one that is on almost everyone's bucket list. Evocative illustrations reveal the personalities hidden in the faces of the moai, the almost 900 multi-ton stone statues that line the coast or rest half-buried in an inland quarry, while imagination is sparked by dramatic landscapes, volcanic craters, wild horses, rocky shorelines, and sacred sites and ruins, presented in a stunning visual narrative that is both personal and universal. Learn more at www.susansternau.com.