A new book by Langley's K. Jane Watt and painter Richard Cole will have young people wanting to pick up a paint brush.
With Watt's words and Cole's art, they have created a work in The Boy Who Paints that spurs the creative senses.
They have a book signing on March 3 when kids will be able to try their hand at painting a landscape. It's at the Fort Langley Community Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Watt, who recently released the art book on Barbara Boldt called Places of Her Heart, is well known around the community for her works on history and culture.
"Cole, who did the stunning illustrations, is a Langley gem - a resident of Bedford Landing with an international clientele," Watt said.
His works are at galleries in Vancouver, Banff, Victoria, Whistler, Edmonton, Seattle, New York, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.
The book tells the tale of a nameless boy who paints incessantly but wants more to paint than his bland small town. The book for children features the boy in silhouette of cutouts from dictionary pages and is about a person's ability to bring colour to their world.