Dotty Thomas is a color wheel enthusiast, a self-described “color addict,” and a prolific author of color books.
She was recently awarded a MacArthur Genius grant for her work, but it’s her Color Me Color book that has received the most attention.
The Color Me Colors book was published by Little, Brown and Company in 2011, and has since been translated into five languages.
The book covers everything from color theory to the history of color, from its origins in ancient Greece and Roman civilization to the development of the modern color wheel.
She talks about why she started coloring books, what she’s learned from her experiences, and how she learned to appreciate colors.
Dotties new book Color Me Beauty will be released on July 14, and it features illustrations by Sophie Chiang.
It’s a great read for those who love color and have an appetite for books that are fun and entertaining.
The cover artwork is by Sophie Chang, who is a friend of Dottys daughter.
I loved the book cover art.
I thought it was so fun, and I loved how it showed off the various colors in her books.
[This interview has been edited for length and clarity.]