New Book! Drawn In

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Drawn In: An Illustrated Garden Tour is the first book for Mississauga visual artist Alison Syer. Born into a family of English gardeners, Alison developed a love of gardens and nature early on. Her sensitive botanical-style illustrations reflect this English aesthetic, blending it with a modern appreciation for Canadian native plants – some of which are included in her garden.

Drawn In highlights the author's own illustrations, accompanied by personal stories and observations. It explores universal themes of family, nature, and food, through a deeply personal lens, telling the story of her own garden. Pause and engage all your senses in the garden experience – observing colours and textures, noting sounds and scents, tasting homegrown produce and more. Drawn In emphasizes the value of gardening, and of art, and the role they play in conservation. It illustrates the diversity of plant varieties, and how a garden can in itself be a habitat for wildlife – and a sanctuary for its owner. 

Drawn In is available online through FriesenPress HERE.

This project is supported by the Mississauga Arts Council through a Matchmaker Microgrant.

Drawn In is a new release for spring 2022. Details of author chat or other launch events to follow.

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