A picture book for all ages from painter Thomas Locker! – “Most of all, he thanked the wilderness for teaching him to see in a new way.” – In Blue Mountains is about the love of nature and the importance of beauty. It tells the story of an artist who sets out to explore wilderness and discovers a new way of seeing. Bewildered at first by the profusion of nature — there are so many leaves, he could never paint them all! — Gradually, he learns to see its wholeness and to trust his feelings. As he does so, he embarks on an adventure of learning: about light and shadow, the way color changes through the day, and how looking at nature leads to a new understanding of himself and the world. – In Blue Mountains this illuminated story is set in America’s first wilderness, the Kaaterskill Clove in Upstate New York, made famous by the Hudson River School of painters — many of whose pictures are reflected in this book. Thomas Locker’s In Blue Mountains is a personal, deeply moving testament to the power of beauty and art to nurture our children’s natural love of the world. Indeed, it can inspire childlike wonder in people of all ages. – In Blue Mountains is a wonder-filled book that makes a great gift for both children and adults. It contains 13 full-page, color reproductions of the artist’s paintings of Kaaterskill Clove and the beautiful, blue Catskill Mountains.