Vistas de San Miguel: A Sketchbook
Vistas de San Miguel is a bilingual book in English and Spanish that celebrates the wonders of San Miguel de Allende, a Spanish colonial town and popular, as seen through the sketchbooks of Susan Dorf, an artist and writer from California who has spent many years living and traveling in Mexico.
San Miguel de Allende is a visual delight, and it is no wonder that it is a prime destination for artists, who find inspiration from the light, color and well-preserved time worn beauty of the city on every corner. Located in the center of Mexico in the high desert of the Bajio region in the state of Guanajuato, its rich diversity and culture are an inspiration to all who visit and live here.
Susan began sketching San Miguel de Allende in 2010, and over the years has filled many sketchbooks with her observations and experiences. With an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes, she mostly draws directly from life with ink and watercolor, often including written descriptions and thoughts in English and Spanish.
In 2015 she began publishing her sketches in a panel called Vistas de San Miguel in the local bi lingual periodical, Atención. It is from these sketches that the idea for this San Miguel de Allende book was born.