Passport to Painting: How to paint retro-style travel poster art (Paperback)

Passport to Painting: How to paint retro-style travel poster art By Susie West Cover Image

Passport to Painting: How to paint retro-style travel poster art (Paperback)


Retro-style travel posters are optimistic, aspirational, and unabashedly fun. Here’s everything you need to produce your own!

Think of a travel poster, and you bring to mind summer vacations, happiness and fun. Perennially popular as wall art, their strong, designs and clean, flat colors are perfect for hobby artists to emulate.
A complete guide to producing travel-poster style art of your surroundings, this simple guide comprises:

  • Buying your acrylic paints, brushes, paper, and other tools and materials and how to use them.
  • Be guided through 6 specially designed projects:
  •         * The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
            * Mount Rainier National Park, WA
            * Amsterdam, The Netherlands
            * Sydney Opera House, Australia
            * The River Thames, Southbank, London
            * Lisbon, Portugal

  • Guidance on composing a strong design, selecting colors and making sure your artwork pops
  • Susie’s suggestions, tips and techniques to paint your own travel poster, starting with collecting research, designing your layout and planning your painting,
  • Framing your poster and perhaps even having it printed on your own tea towel or morning coffee mug.
    Including step-by-step projects of popular travel spots across the world, and packed with examples of Susie West’s inspiring artwork produce your own bold, bright artwork, to use as wall art, gift to friends, or to celebrate your hometown.
    Since 2015, Active artist and teacher Susie West has been working around the UK recreating the upbeat, retro charm of travel posters in the modern world.
    Today Susie is kept busy in her home in Leatherhead, Surrey, UK. When not producing her lovely acrylic paintings of cities, towns and villages, she is exhibiting at craft fairs and shows, or selling her prints.
    To learn more about Susie's work visit her website:; or follow her continuing painting travels on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (
    Product Details ISBN: 9781782219569
    ISBN-10: 1782219560
    Publisher: Search Press
    Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
    Pages: 128
    Language: English