Author(s): Bridget Watson Payne
Why is art magical? How can it make us happy? How Art Can Make You Happy offers the keys to unlocking a rich and rewarding source of joy in life. This easy, breezy handbook is full of insight that will help regular people begin a more inspiring and less stressful relationship with art. With tips on how to visit museums, how to talk about art at cocktail parties, and how to let art wake you up to the world around you, this little guide makes it possible for anyone to fall in love with art, whether for the first time or all over again.
Bridget Watson Payne is an author, blogger, art book editor and art lover. Over the course of fifteen years in publishing, she has collaborated with hundreds of artists, photographers, designers and illustrators to make their book ideas a beautiful reality. She has taught at Makeshift Society and the ICON Illustration conference; spoken at PhotoAlliance, California College of the Arts, Art Libraries Society of North America, and the California Writer's Club, among others; and been featured in Publisher's Weekly, Photo District News, and Closer magazine. Bridget is the author of the books THIS IS HAPPENING: LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF INSTAGRAM, NEW YORK JACKIE: PICTURES FROM HER LIFE IN THE CITY and HOW TO BE A GROWN-UP: ADVICE FOR A WORK IN PROGRESS. An avid museum-goer and maker of pictures, she lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.