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New Art Book from Black Swan Editions


 New Visionary Art Book




The Geography of the


Paintings, poems and drawings
by Steven Edwin Counsell



ILLUMINATIONS The Geography Of The ImaginationSee full painting of award winning art book cover
at bottom of this page



ripe edited 3smdetail from RIPE (pastel & mixed media), by Steven Counsell
seen on pages 32-35



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From book INTRODUCTION by Monika Wikman , Ph.D. Tesuque, N.M. Jungian Analyst & Author, she states:   

“WITH STEVEN COUNSELL’S work doors open into the living imagination and invite us to walk through with him into its autonomous creative expressive landscape. And as we do the living question arises — what land have we entered?

painting detail visionary art Santa Fe New Mexicodetail from THE ORDINARY DEVINE, painting From one point of view, we enter through his work via his paintings, drawings and accompanying poems, the landscape of the creation matrix itself erupting in ever fresh images revealing its own life from the depths as it informs contemporary daily reality.”

Detail from painting THE ORDINARY DEVINE
Page 188, ILLUMINATIONS The Geography of the Imagination  


Books Drawn from the Well of Myth

Black Swan Editiona,
a small press in Santa Fe, New Mexico


NIEA-sticker-2013Winner in the Fine Art Category of the

2013 National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA)



CONGRATULATIONS to Steven E. Counsell, Artist/Author 


Best Art Book & Best Cover in the 

2012 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards  


steve-counsell-artist-visionary-art-Santa-Fe- New-MexicoSteve Counsell, Artist/Poet Santa Fe, NMCONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE COUNSELL !!!!! 




  • "Combination of poetry and artwork is unique and capitivating.  Use of scientific nomenclature in the poetry appeals to geologists, biologists , etc. thereby broadening the audience.  Beautiful artwork and poetry.  I truly enjoyed reading this book in one sitting."


  • "WOW"


  • "A spectacular visionary journey into imagination bonded with reality.  Some of the colored forms remind me of Chihully blown glass pieces."


  • “Your lovely dust jacket and hard cover are striking. Great work! I love the color, foil stamped title, the design of the flaps, and the nice end papers. Attention to details like this makes for a great design. Your design has lots of creative touches that I love to see. It is an excellent example of the power of using white space effectively. I love the paper and the large format! Luxurious. The Extraordinary artwork is presented in creative layouts with great typography. Exceptional work!”  


  • “This book has the most unique artwork of any in this category (Art/Photography). A very nicely done book. Esoteric poetry is hard to rate in juxtaposition to the other books in this field.”  
  • “Nice book.”  




Steve Counsell. visionary artist working on drawing at the Flying Star Cafe at the Santa Fe Railyads.Steve Counsell, Artist, working on drawing in a
coffee shop in Santa Fe, NM

Steven E. Counsell, Artist, working on a new drawing at a Santa Fe Coffee Shop 

Steve can be seen working on his art most weekdays from 7:30am to 11:00am at 
ECCO Gelato & Espresso Shop
105 East Marcy Avenue
Santa Fe, NM

 Stop by and visit !!!
Buy book direct from Artist  





enduring angel of sleep  

by Steven Edwin Counsell, artist/author

watercolor & pastel, 2006
30" wide by 23" wide
Pages 92-95

Award winning book cover image