useful links

links and literature

This page will always be a work in progress. These are just a few favourite books  and some useful art links.

my Pinterest page:


Zürich Kunsthaus Free admission to the permanent collection on Wednesdays. Become a member for CHF 115 per year, and you can enter the permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions free of charge anytime and get invitations to openings and a discount in the bookshop.

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Basel

books on art in general

Ways of Seeing by John Berger, pub. Penguin

Looking at Pictures by Susan Woodford, pub. Cambridge University Press

Art or Bunk? by Ian Ground, pub. Bristol Classical Press

Hang-Ups: Essays on Painting (Mostly) by Simon Schama, pub. BBC Books

art history

New York’s Metropolitan Art Museum

The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich, pub. Phaidon

A World History of Art by Honour & Fleming, pub. Lawrence King

The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes, pub. Thames & Hudson


The Royal Watercolour Society

Stephen Quiller online

Jeanne Dobie online

Colour Choices by Stephen Quiller, pub. Watson Guptill

Making Color Sing by Jeanne Dobie, pub. Watson-Guptill

Painting Flowers with Impact by Julie Collins, pub. Taschen in German, Dutch, Spanish & French

Sara Midda’s South of France, a sketchbook by Sara Midda, pub. Workman


Betty Edwards online

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, pub Harper Collins

The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides

art supplies and services

Art materials, retail and mail order: Boesner in Zurich, Munchwilen TG and Unterentfelden AG

Art materials, mail order only (especially printmaking supplies):

My nearest art shop: Kunstfabrik, Arcas 11, Chur

Japanese and other decorative papers: Shepherds Falkiners of London

Art materials, retail: Papeterie Zumstein, Rennweg, Zurich and Art Ware, Seefeldstrasse 224, near Tiefenbrunnen in Zurich

Canvases (and paint etc. too): Farben Bernhard, opposite the station in Staefa

Metal clay and accessories: Creative Glass Shop Schweiz

Picture framing and bonding paintings to board: Reinauer Einrahmungs-Atelier Zumikon

Art and craft supplies including canvases, branches of Co-op “Bau & Hobby” ; “Do-It” in Chur, Punt Muragl, Küblis and Zernez GR

Excellent regular gallery tours in Zurich in German and in English:



The watercolour at the top of the page is by Fiona Foster.