Local artist designs coloring book


Relieve some stress with this exclusive Kent State-themed coloring page, designed by local artist Audrey Henry. Henry, who created an adult coloring book titled “Selfies,” said she thinks the trend is so popular because “people like to feel artistic and indulge in their creative side.”

Benjamin VanHoose

Read the full story here.

For former Kent State student Audrey Henry, coloring isn’t her way of relaxing—drawing is.

Between wrapping up a summer-long exhibit called “Those Damn Dames” and creating an adult coloring book with fellow artist Daniel DePeuter titled “Selfies,” Henry is busy being the content creator.

“People commissioned us to draw (their selfies),” she said. “You do gather a following of people that enjoy your art and want to buy specifically your work.”

Although she doesn’t color other people’s designs for pleasure, Henry said she realizes the appeal of the adult coloring trend.

“I think it’s popular because people like to feel artistic and indulge in their creative side,” she said. “Also, it’s convenient and easily accessible.”

Put your art skills to work with this coloring panel, designed exclusively for this issue of the Kent Stater by Henry.