It’s the most famous highway in the world — California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway between the cliffs and the ocean on the very edge of the continent. Blessed with spectacular natural landscapes, inspiring ocean views and the echoes of California history, Highway 1 is a scenic drive like no other.
Gorgeously illustrated with over 100 original full-color Pat Hunter watercolors depicting the natural and cultural treasures of California’s central coast, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central continues the grand tour begun in An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North.
Recording stunning new landscapes and delightful new adventures, artist Pat Hunter and author Janice Stevens take the reader on a new literary and artistic journey from Big Sur to Ventura, from the opulent splendor of Hearst Castle to the mystical coast of Henry Miller and the perfect Southern California pleasure landscape of Santa Barbara.
Going far beyond the usual travel guide, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central is a literary and artistic collaboration that captures a very personal experience of a journey, illuminated by a deep cultural awareness of the places, people and history of California.
A personal memoir of the Hunter and Stevens’ personal journey along the great highway, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central records the authors’ explorations off the beaten path, their serendipitous discoveries, and their personal reactions to the places they encounter.
Along the way, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central explores the greatest sights and experiences along the great highway, giving readers tips on the major points of interest, sights to see, places to stay and the best seafood restaurants on the coast.
A satisfying and contemplative mixture of captivating artistry and personal essay, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central reveals the splendor and wonder of California’s central coast.
Audience: California tourism readers, California history readers and art lovers.
Craven Street Books
An Imprint of Linden Publishing
2006 S. Mary St.
Fresno, CA 93721