Some of you may recall me mentioning Patric Bates’ art on the blog before, and for good reason. One day last year, Shawn and I made the trek out for lunch and down to Orem to go to one of our favorite sandwich places called Bailey’s. Bailey’s also happens to be attached to a little coffee shop which sometimes displays art or photographs from local artists. On one particular day they were showing art by Patric Bates, and Shawn and I immediately fell in love with it and added the artist on Facebook.
Patric and I started working together and had a few collaborations last year, so when he released his new book called Alphabet of Fantastic Beings, I was so happy to snag a copy and review it for you here. This book is SO fun!
Patric took the time to make a wonderful piece of art for mythical creatures, one for each letter of the alphabet, and then compile it into a wonderful collectible art book. There are so many creative characters in this beautifully documented mythological collection.
This book would be a perfect coffee table book, or something decorative to put out where visitors to your home can admire it. Or it’d be a great children’s book to get and look through with your little ones! You can teach them all about the different mythologies presented on the vibrant pages PLUS practice their ABC’s.
You never know, you might learn about a few interesting mythological beings you hadn’t before!
But there are always the ones you know and love still waiting for you to turn the page and love them all over again.
You should definitely pick up this book for yourself or as a gift! It’s magical, and Patric’s art is intricate and beautiful! You’ll love all the detail he puts into it and you start to see all his textures as you look at it longer and it comes to life more. You can buy it, or another piece of his lovely art, HERE.