Exploring Vancouver Naturehoods

Vicky Earle
Exploring Vancouver Naturehoods: An Artist’s Sketchbook Journal

Review by Janet Nicol in BC BookWorld, Summer 2023, pp. 20–21.

The information conveyed in her sketchbook promotes a greater awareness of all living things, great and small.

A visual feast of west coast wildlife and plants, Earle used graphite, ink and watercolours, annotating each sketch with informative, playful and sometimes quirky text. At the sketchbook’s end, Earle offers helpful tips for those interested in keeping their own nature journal. She is the perfect guide, being a professional illustrator in the fields of natural science, medicine and botany.