Sara Bench | United States

ABC Ski is an alphabet book about skiing, written and illustrated by me. It is inspired by vintage ski books and my own childhood skiing in the mountains near my home. The book goes through the alphabet with a ski vocabulary word for each letter but it also begins in the morning and goes through a day of skiing. It follows one girl with long braids as she enjoys powder, jumps, rides the lift, falls, and hikes up through the trees back to her cabin. It is a celebration of spending time in nature and the way skiing can make winter not just bearable but magical. All the illustrations are gouache paintings done by me, sometimes with additions made using Procreate.

University of Utah
BFA, emphasis in Painting and Drawing
Graduation: 2009