california: a sketchbook

Elisha Cooper's Calfornia: a Sketchbook is like a love letter to the Golden State with undoubtably hours upon hours put into the creation of it.  The story behind it:

“Elisha Cooper, new to the state, embarked on a search for California, visiting remote and popular locations alike.  He met colorful people, from the Mayor of Oakland to a gardener in San Diego, an archaeologist in the Mojave Desert to a snowboarder in Tahoe.  He wrote down their stories, exploring what makes California unique.  Cooper’s observations are wry, insightful.  His paintings capture the state’s natural wonder, its soaring mountains and crashing waves.  After traveling North, South, East, and West, he finds that the heart of the country’s most populous state is not in one single location, but everywhere.”