Powell releases all-new Kentucky Monthly Coloring Book

Published 9:04 am Monday, December 5, 2016


Press release

Recently, author and artist Robert A. Powell’s new Kentucky Monthly Coloring Book debuted at the Kentucky Book Fair in November.

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The father-daughter artist team of Robert and Karen Sue Powell collaborated with Stephen Vest, editor and publisher of Kentucky Monthly Magazine to create a fantastic portfolio of colorable Kentucky symbols and landmarks.

After the subject selection was confirmed, Powell created pen & ink and pencil drawings of each topic. Then, he and his daughter converted them to digital graphic images that can be colored by virtually any media.

Steve Vest

Steve Vest

Kentucky Monthly Coloring Book also includes a section in the back of the book with a description the author has written to showcase the significance of each subject contained within the book.

Vest says,  “Kentucky Monthly has always said they’re about celebrating ‘the best Kentucky has to offer’ and what better combination could we have than iconic images of our commonwealth penned by noted Kentucky artist Robert A. Powell.

“Coloring books are currently the rage and it’s been our honor to work with Mr. Powell on putting together a collection that will excite Kentuckians from coast to coast. We have strived to include all parts of Kentucky, both east and west and north and south.

“Based in Frankfort, Kentucky Monthly strives to unite Kentuckians wherever they may be and by highlighting the best our state has to offer, we create a sense of pride and community. We publish 10 issues per year, covering a wide variety of topics including travel, history, home, human interest, entertainment, outdoors, opinions, education, health, the arts, science and more.”


Subjects for the book include: Ashland, Audubon Museum, Axe Lake Swamp, Belle of Louisville, Blackberries & Butterflies, Brown-Lanier House, Cannon at Cumberland Gap, Cardinal on Goldenrod, Chained Rock, Kentucky Coal Miner, Columbus-Belmont Battlefield, Constitution Square, Corvette at Stone fence, Cumberland Falls, Duncan Tavern, Flat Lick Falls, Floral Clock, Fort Harrod, Gazebo at Kingdom Come, Gold Vault at Fort Knox, Gray Squirrel, High Bridge, Kentucky Capitol, Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Long Hunters, Kentucky Spotted Bass, Lake Cumberland, Lincoln Heritage House, Mainstrasse Clock Tower, McHargue’s Mill, My Old Kentucky Home, Natural Bridge, Old Smokey, Perryville Battlefield, Springfield, Switzer Covered Bridge, Talbott Tavern, Thoroughbred Horses, Tulip Poplar, UK Administration Building, Valley View Ferry, Weisenberger Mill, Whitehaven, William Whitley House and Wolf Pen Mill.

The book is also available online at www.kyhawke.com. You can check out complete details on this book and other books by Robert A. Powell at the website.