We at Marquand Books recently had the pleasure of producing a publication for Seattle-based artist Betty Merken. A painter and printmaker, Merken creates spare, abstract works that are rich in paint, ink, and vibrant color.

The sixty-four-page book, Betty Merken: Paintings and Works on Paper, covers a selection of her recent paintings and monotype prints. Essays by Lilly Wei and Leonard Lehrer are accompanied by over forty full-color images of Merken’s work, as well as photographs by Amanda Allen and Ariel Nay showing the artist at work in her studios. The perfect-bound book features a foil-stamped cover, made and assembled at Paper Hammer Studios in Tieton, Washington.

To learn more about Betty Merken and her work, visit her website.  



Photographs by Jeremy Linden