Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists

Book cover

Today I am happy to announce that photos of my ikebana will be published in the soon to be released book Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists by Cindy Ann Coldiron. I am thrilled that my sensei, Jane Redmon, will also have her work published in the book as well. “Flowers In Art: Contemporary International Artist” is currently being sold at a special pre-sale price on with a release date of January 28, 2013.

Here is the press release from Schiffer Publishing:

“Flowers In Art: Contemporary International Artist”
A comprehensive overview of floral-themed art with more than 50 artists and designers represented.
This beautiful collection includes a wide variety of artistic media from around the world.

​Atglen P.A. — Observe a quiet explosion of beautiful, humorous, and contemplative colorful images of two- and three-dimensional floral-themed artwork. Stunning pieces from more than fifty artists and designers, both well known, established, and emerging, from Ireland to Hungary, Finland, and Canada, and from coast to coast in the United States. This vibrant overview of the floral world includes photography, watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, botanical drawings, pop art, glass, wood, ceramic, collage, Ikebana design, cutting-edge fractal art, and much more. Perfect for flower and art lovers, interior designers, museums, galleries, art collectors, art educators, artists, and for individuals needing inspiration from splashes of color.
Cindy Ann Coldiron is a Kentucky native whose grandmother, Bertha Stafford, instilled in her a love of creating things at an early age. An avid gardener since the age of eight, she never met a flower she did not appreciate. As a master gardener, she fills her townhouse garden with many flowers. Her flower garden was featured in the Washington Post Home Section in 2007 where she was quoted as saying “one can never have too many flowers.” Although she is a professional recycled glass artist, Cindy has been photographing flowers since she was a child and received her Polaroid instant camera in the 1970s. This is her second art book for Schiffer Publishing. Her first book was released in October 2011 and was titled “Sculpture and Design with Recycled Glass.”
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, PA on the Schiffer Book Farm. The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books. Schiffer Publishing is always looking for people to write books on new and related subjects. If you have an idea for a book, please contact them at
This title and over 5,000 Schiffer titles can be purchased at, your local bookseller, and numerous online retailers.
Book Details
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4239-4
Size: 8 ½” x 11”
Illustrations: 285 color photos
Page Count: 128
Hard Cover
Price: $29.99

  4 comments for “Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists

  1. January 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Congratulations to you and your teacher on having photos of your work featured in the book described above.

    Also, thanks for letting us readers know about the 50 Mile Bouquet. I just bought it for myself and look forward to reading it.


  2. Keith
    January 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Thank you Sandra, I am really happy to be part of this book. I’m also glad you got a copy of “The 50 Mile Bouquet”. I plan to re-read it to glean more information and inspiration from it!

  3. karin
    February 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations! by the way, I am a new viewer of your ikebana arrangements, having begun classes just 6 months ago. I was gobstopped by the beauty, the asymmetry, the spaces and color of your work that I literally caught myself gasping. Then saying: how DID he do this?! For clarification: are you trying to do an arrangement/day? I seem to be missing a lot as I just see a few for January. Keep on keeping on!! You bring me great joy! What a gift to the planet! Karin

  4. Keith
    February 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Karin, I did my year long daily ikebana project from July 2011 to July 2012. After a year I took time to rest and think about what to do next. Would love to do it everyday, but without the motivation of a daily project it is hard. my hope is to post more and reignite my creative habit once more.

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