Community Interest

Book Signing at Catala Nov. 25th


Billyo O’Donnell and Karen Glines were at Catala Facial Retreat and Boutique in New Melle on Saturday, Nov. 25th with signed copies of their book, “Painting Missouri–The Counties in Plein Air.” The book features a painting from each of the 114 Missouri counties by award-winning artist, Billyo O’Donnell, along with essays by Karen Glines which provide essential historical information about each county.  Billyo spent years traveling throughout Missouri to capture the many textures of this multi-faceted state. The paintings and essays combine to create a masterful volume that immerses the reader in the passion that both the artist and the writer feel for the state’s beauty.  Copies of the book will be available at Catala while supplies last.


book signing web IMG_2118.jpgL-R: Billyo O’Donnell, Carla Skouby -Brakensiek (owner) and Karen Glines.