Sherwin ~ A Snail’s Tale  ~ Sherwin the snail takes his first trip away from his home by a small pond to discover the world. 26 pages with 18 colorful illustrations. Written and illustrated by Ralph Parker

Painting The World My Way ~ The Gouache Book  ~This book grew out of Parker’s art blog at, It was written in response to people seeking information and answers about the use of gouache.  68  pages with over 100 images of demonstrations and paintings.

The Barn Project  ~ This little book contains over 50 images of drawings, sketches and paintings of barns the artist has spotted in travels from Texas to Ohio.  40 pages. Text and art by Ralph Parker

Becoming a Painter in Only 45 Years  ~ A personal chronicle of the artist’s double life of making a living while pursuing his love of art at night and on weekends.  This 40 page book includes 13 photographs and 49 images of drawings and renderings.