Holland art teacher publishing nature-based watercolor book


HOLLAND — When West Michigan native Jenny deFouw Geuder was a first grader, she wrote on a faculty assignment that she needed to be an illustrator when she grew up. 

Many years afterwards and 16 yrs as Holland Christian Middle School’s art instructor under her belt, Geuder is about to make that desire a fact. 

At the finish of this month, Geuder’s very first reserve, “Drawn to Birds: A Naturalist’s Sketchbook” will strike the shelves. Geuder wrote and illustrated the e-book, which attributes her watercolor paintings of birds, butterflies, flowers and other wildlife — all of which are indigenous to Michigan.  

Jenny deFouw Geuder, Holland Christian Middle School's art teacher,  uses watercolor painting to capture the beauty of the natural world around her. Geuder's first book, "Drawn to Birds," comes out April 30.

The ebook capabilities info on figuring out birds from robins to falcons, along with recommendations on pollinator-friendly gardening and drawing the pure world.  

“My mom was an art instructor, and my father went to Michigan Point out for horticulture,” Geuder told The Sentinel. “It’s usually been a organic issue to be outdoor.”

While Geuder definitely considers herself an oil painter, she switched to watercolor portray at the time her little ones ended up born.

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