Title: Visionary Landscapes book review fe aturing the art of Justin Michael J enkins Word Count: 855 Summary: This coffee table style book featur es over 30 artist favorites are inc luded in this edition containing fe edback from various scholars and ar tists. This edition also gives each reader an intimate and deep perspe ctive of each work by artist Justin Michael Jenkins. 160 pages and ful l color. Keywords: ART,WORLD ART NEWS, DRAWING, CHESS, ANATOMY, JUSTIN JENKINS, JUSTIN MI CHAEL JENKINS, PENCIL ART, BOOKS, P UBLISHING, VISIONARY LANDSCAPES, VO LUME 1, COFFEE TABLE BOOK, SURREALI SM, ABSTRACTION, SURREAL Article Body: Visionary Landscapes, the long awai ted coffee table style book featuri ng thirty-one hand selected master drawings by the artist Justin Micha el Jenkins, has been in the works f or quite sometime. We are now proud to offer the world this 160 page f ull color published book through th e independent publishing source, Lu lu. Our vision for this exclusive v olume edition was to have a high en d collector style book that feature s many drawings from the chess, ana tomy, mind, spiritual, and abstract collections. We decided on a 7.5"X 7.5" format that is suitable for ma ny table styles including most coff ee table settings. We have publishe d this through our publishing divis ion at Imaginative Pencil called Im aginative Pencil Publishing. Visionary Landscapes fuses the insi ghts, critiques, and reviews from v arious artists, critics, and schola rs from all over the world with the intimate perspectives of each work by the artist himself. We collecte d numerous sources from around the world with regard to the style and approach of Justin and organized th e book in such a way as to portray each drawing from various perspecti ves and also do a complete analytic al reviews of the entire range of t hought behind all the works. The go al of this exclusive edition is to give hidden insights that would oth erwise go unnoticed by many viewers and create a collection of reviews and critiques by selected artists and scholars with a large portion o f the deeper understanding coming f rom the artist himself. We want eac h reader to explore this large sele ction of drawings that span many co llections and ranges and to become more aware of what the artist is tr ying to achieve both in meaning and message. Our hope is that readers will be rewarded with not only the secrets of how the artist came to c ertain conclusions and how he achei ved them and why, but essentially t he core meaning of each work will b e revealed in the simplest terms by showing each drawing as a seperate analysis within the overall meanin g of the book. The intimacy of the book centers on the artists deep ci ritques and view points of each dra wing featured which gives the reade r access to the artist on a more pe rsonal level like hes in front of t hem explaining each work. Book Preface This first volume will approach the latest drawings from the studio of award-winning artist Justin Michae l Jenkins with an analytical, fresh , and insightful point of view. Wit h the help of the artist, we have c ompiled a small volume that will co ntain thirty of his most recent dra wings taken from five unique collec tions. The artist will give us his insight into each work of art and t he hidden meanings behind the symbo lisms and objectivity that lie bene ath the color and forms. This book attempts to give viewers, collectors, scholars, and historia ns an ambitious and fresh examinati on into the mind, soul, and overall vision of the artist. We have coll ected various critics, essays, and feedback from numerous people about the approach and style of artist J ustin Michael Jenkins and organized it in the pages ahead along with a gallery of works. We hope this boo k will give each reader a broader u nderstanding of what the artist is trying to accomplish within the bol d shapes, twisting forms, and surre al settings. We also want to shed l ight on the message his work tries to convey to the world. Now that you have a basic understan ding of what this book will attempt to accomplish, let_s begin our jou rney and exploration into the surre al, visionary, and inventive world that lies deep in the corridors of the artist_s mind with the hope of finding the truth and inspiration b ehind his style. Imaginative Pencil Publishing came to Lulu because the company wanted to be in control of the publishing process and found Lulu_s print-on-d emand tools to be fast, easy and, m ost importantly, free. Visonary Lan dscapes is available for purchase a t www.lulu.com, in a marketplace fi lled with other unique and wonderfu l surprises. _Independent publishin g and print-on-demand is the wave o f the future, and the future is now ,_ said Michael from Imaginatvie Pe ncil Publishing. _The Lulu process allows me to cut out the middle man (i.e. a separate publisher) and ge t my work out there the way I want it. Our book, Visionary Landscapes, is much like Lulu itself_it puts c ontrol of your destiny in your own hands._ ABOUT AUTHOR Imaginative Pencil is a company fou nded in 2004 that specializes in th e sale, distribution, and exhibitio n of the visionary and surreal penc il art of Justin Michael Jenkins. Justin Michael Jenkins was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to George an d Carole Jenkins. Besides his profe ssional status as a full time artis t, he is also a writer, designer, a nd webmaster. His hobbies include s tudying the game of chess and colle cting Civil War memorabilia. ABOUT LULU Founded in 2002, Lulu is the world_ s fastest-growing print-on-demand m arketplace for digital do-it-yourse lfers. Please see www.lulu.com for more information. For more information about selling this book in stores or to order a c opy for yourself, please visit our book website at Lulu or contact Mic hael Retla at publishing @imaginati vepencil.com or call 1-304-376-0762.