New Orleans-based painter and admired children's author Alex Beard is the creator of a unique style of painting called "Abstract Naturalism," which combines abstract expressionism with naturalist environmental art. His precise yet abstract visual arithmetic is why many consider Alex Beard a successor to the school of visual mathematicians championed by M.C. Escher. Inspired by his travels, wildlife, and recurring natural patterns, Beard draws and paints intensely colourful, detailed interpretations of the world around us. Included in this lavishly produced book are works made over the past 25 years, and a handwritten introduction that illuminates Beard's fascinating philosophy of the interconnectedness of life, art, and mathematics. This magnificent collection of drawings and paintings will have wide appeal, pleasing not only art aficionados, but those whose enthusiasms range from the environment to mathematics.