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Earth Color

An eight week mixed-media art course to support you to re-wild your imagination, nurture your love of nature and cultivate self care through art making outdoors.

by Emma Burleigh

978-1-912634-48-4 * £12.99 (UK) / $16.99 (US) / $22.99 (CAN) * Release date 17th May 2022


Have you ever wanted to dip your paintbrush into the fiery hues of a perfect sunset? Do faces leap out of tree trunks as you pass them by? The world around us is alive in so many ways — you just need to know where to look.

Earth Color unveils the kaleidoscope of nature, teaching you how to engage your creativity in a journey of mindful contemplation. Let your intuition guide you in the process of creation. See the joy in nature, and recreate this joy on the page in front of you. Let your confidence develop as you learn new skills and discover beauty in unexpected mistakes.

“I’ve crafted this book with care and love, and I hope it will guide you on a creative journey into the natural world around you. I’ve drawn on traditions of mindfulness, self-care and forest bathing, informed by new research into nature connection, to create a mixed media art course I hope you’ll love. I’m joined by twelve fabulous guest artists who work in ritual, land art, and various other artistic media which makes this course-book extra rich and inspiring.” – Emma Burleigh

Emma Burleigh is an award winning comics artist, a painter and an art teacher with a passion for the vibrant, glowing and mercurial qualities of watercolor. She loves to share her practice and holds regular workshops to explore how art can support mindfulness, insight and well being. The classes focus on the mediums of watercolor painting, art journaling, and comics, zines & graphic narratives.

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Soul Color

Soul Color

a ten-week watercolor painting course to cultivate mindfulness and creativity

by Emma Burleigh

9781912634262 * £11.99 / $16.95 * published April 2021

USA & Canada: 9781454943334 * $16.95 / $22.95 Published April 2021


A watercolour painting course that goes hand-in-hand with mindfulness practice!

Soul Color is a ten-week watercolour painting course to cultivate mindfulness and creativity. This beautiful book will teach you how to enjoy watercolour painting as a contemplative practice for self-discovery.

Develop confidence to paint more intuitively, give yourself permission to enjoy the unexpected and make mistakes, deepen your meditation skills and discover a new sense of reflective calm.

An art teacher with over 15 years’ experience, Emma Burleigh shares her knowledge through workshops and courses. Her specialty is mindful watercolour helping others expand their skills as artists while also taking them on a peaceful journey within.

Soul Color isn’t a traditional ‘how to’ book. It is the outcome of several years of research, trial and error with students and friends who’ve come to Emma’s workshops and classes to explore this territory with her.

“I have never seen a book that offers both instruction in an art medium, in this case, watercolor, and thoughtful prompts for using the medium to know self, soul and imagination so successfully. Process and product are seamlessly joined in this beautiful book. Emma Burleigh has generously demonstrated her skill through the exquisite illustrations while giving us the clear and simple how-to directions to achieve our own authentic expression” – Pat B Allen

“Perfectly polished and cleverly concise, this book will teach you how to re-connect, re-discover and reinvent yourself through the art of watercolours.” – review by A., one of Emma’s students

Week 1: Getting Started (can be hard to do!)
Week 2: “Wonderful Failures and Terrible Successes”
Week 3: Wild Painting
Week 4: Plunge into Color
Week 5: Relationships
Week 6: Selves, Real and Imagined
Week 7: Space
Week 8: Interior Landscapes
Week 9: Dreams, Demons, Daemons, and the Divine
Week 10: Ending … and Beginning Again

Get a sneak peek at Soul Color by downloading Emma’s Watercolour for Self-Care exercises! (PDF download)

Emma Burleigh is an award winning comics artist, a painter and an art teacher with a passion for the vibrant, glowing and mercurial qualities of watercolour… read more.


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Introducing: Soul Color

Coming spring 2021: Soul Color is Emma Burleigh’s ten-week watercolor painting course to cultivate mindfulness and creativity.

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Tarot for Hard Times

Emma Burleigh considers the powerful archetypes within The Hanged Man and The Tower, and how they might help us navigate feelings and fears amidst a global pandemic.

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Watercolour for Self-Care

A fun, free workshop by Emma Burleigh on how to use watercolour for mindfulness and self-care.

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Emma Burleigh

Emma is an award winning comics artist, a painter and an art teacher with a passion for the vibrant, glowing and mercurial qualities of watercolour.

She loves to share her practice and holds regular workshops to explore how art can support mindfulness, insight and well being. The classes focus on the mediums of watercolour painting, art journalling, and comics, zines & graphic narratives.

Emma has self published several zines and illustrated books. Her illustrations and paintings have appeared in a range of publications and galleries including Resurgence and Ecologist magazine, The Strumpet, Contemporary British Painting and the Royal West Academy. She’s also working on her auto-biographical graphic novel about meeting her birth mother who relinquished her for adoption, which won the ‘Laydeez do Comics Women’s Prize for Unpublished Graphic Novels in Progress’ in 2018.

For Emma, painting is a contemplative and intuitive activity informed by her spiritual practice. She began meditating in 2003 to help manage her stress as a young teacher in a busy secondary school and soon became hooked! From 2010 to 2012 she lived as a member of the Buddhist community at Gaia House in Devon and her meditation practice is still at the core of her life. She is a student of internationally respected Insight Meditation teacher, Yanai Postelnik, and was a long term student of Gaia House Resident Teacher, Rob Burbea.

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Soul Color

Earth Color