Co-published by the Mahara Gallery, Joanna Margaret Paul: Drawings has been designed to accompany an exhibition of Joanna Paul's drawings touring to around a dozen towns and cities throughout the country from 2006 until 2008. It introduces a remarkable artist whose work is t very widely kwn, although Paul (1945-2003) has staunch supporters, such as art curators and writers Greg O'Brien and Ian Wedde. Paul's striking talents are vividly displayed in her drawings. Both charming and accessible, these drawings, in a range of media and often in colour, focus on domestic and landscape subjects and give an impression of intimacy and familiarity. At least 70 full colour drawings will be included in the book supported by essays written by art historians Jill Trevelyan (exhibition curator) and Sarah Treadwell that place the drawings in context and highlight Joanna Paul's distinctive skills. The book has been prepared by designer Anna Brown and Gerald Barnett (Mahara Gallery), who have worked on publications for the National Art Gallery, Te Papa and the National Library.