Claudia Nice is the author of twelve successful North Light books including Creating Textures in Pen and Ink with Watercolor, How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, Down By the Sea with Brush and Pen, as well as her most recent title, How to See, How to Draw (2010). A popular teacher, Claudia's friendly voice and clear instruction reaches many artists worldwide through her classes, books, DVDs and her website, Nice lives in Sandy, Oregon.