toinette-wordpress-5I was born in London, England, and came to New York City “for a year” in 1964. After fifty years in book publishing–as Reprint Rights Director and Senior Editor at Alfred A. Knopf, and as Founder and Editorial Director at Bell Tower, an imprint of Harmony/Crown, I began to study East Asian brush painting and have been teaching since 2007. My own two books, Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life and Caught in the Act: Reflections on Being, Knowing, and Doing, were published by Tarcher/Putnam in 2002 and 2004, and reissued by Monkfish Book Publishing in 2014 as ebooks and paperbacks, with my paintings on the covers and frontispieces, and with new afterwords. You can purchase my books, my paintings, and the cards I make from them, on my website: http://www.toinettelippe.com.