Painter - Press Release

Ballistic Publishing Releases PAINTER

The definitive collection of the world’s finest Corel® Painter™ art

13 January 2006, Adelaide, Australia –Ballistic Publishing is pleased to announce the release of PAINTER, showcasing a collection of the world’s finest digital artwork created with the natural media painting program, Corel® Painter™. PAINTER exhibits 209 works by 135 artists across diverse categories such as Portraits, Concept Art, Fantasy, Editorial Illustration and Abstract art. The PAINTER Awards are selected by an industry renowned panel of Painter artists. PAINTER is presented in a high quality volume consisting of 192 pages and is available in a leather-bound Special Edition and Soft Cover.

The Most Prolific Showcase of Corel Painter Artwork Ever Created
PAINTER features 209 images produced by 135 artists worldwide. These amazing works of digitally painted art are presented the following categories:

  • Character in Repose
  • Character in Action
  • Portraits
  • Concept Art
  • Fantasy
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Humorous
  • Environment
  • Wildlife
  • Still Life
  • Transport
  • Abstract & Surreal

Produced in Partnership with Corel
The inaugural PAINTER book is created in partnership with Corel Corporation. In addition to the imagery presented by artists using the Painter software, PAINTER includes a foreword by John Derry, one of the original authors of the Painter software!

Industry-Leading Advisory Board
A panel of leading digital artists from the Painter community was responsible for judging the high quality artwork submitted for PAINTER.  The Painter advisory board consists of:

  • John Derry, Original Painter Author
  • Andrew Jones, Creative Director, Massive Black
  • Howard Lyon, Independent Artist
  • Don Seegmiller, Independent Artist, Author and Educator
  • Philip Straub, Concept Art Director, Electronic Arts
  • Jeremy Sutton, Independent Artist, Author and Educator
  • Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, Independent Artist, Author and Educator
  • Ryan Church, Concept Artist

Superior Quality
Ballistic Publishing is renowned for its high quality publications. Each published image is individually finished and color-corrected to ensure that the transfer from the computer monitor to print is accurate and outstanding in quality. PAINTER is presented in a Soft Cover edition and a leather-bound collector’s Special Edition.

Leather Bound Special Edition
PAINTER is available in an exclusive collector’s Special Edition featuring a black leather-bound cover with metallic-embossing. Priced at US $99, these collector’s editions are exquisite.

Limited Edition Prints – Exclusive to First 700 customers
The first 200 customers purchasing PAINTER Soft Cover, and the first 500 customers purchasing PAINTER Special Edition directly from Ballistic Publishing will also receive an exclusive set of four Limited Edition prints.  Each Limited Edition print is 220mm x 297mm. The Limited Edition Prints are:

  • “Market” by Torsten Wolber, GERMANY
  • “The seven deadly sins: Lust” by Marta Dahlig, POLAND
  • “Waiting” by Joerg Warda, GERMANY
  • “Beatrice” by Anry Nemo, RUSSIA

Pricing and Availability
PAINTER is available in a Soft Cover edition retailing for US $45 and a leather-bound collector’s Special Edition retailing for US $99. More details about the books and availability can be found on the Ballistic Publishing website at

PAINTER publication details
ISBN: 1-921002-18-2 (Soft Cover),  1-921002-20-4 (Special Edition)
Pages: 192
Authors: Multiple
Editors: Daniel Wade, Paul Hellard
Publishers: Mark Snoswell, Leonard Teo
Availability: January 2006

Ballistic Publishing
Ballistic Publishing is the leading, award-winning, independent publisher of books for the digital arts industry. Dedicated to producing the highest quality publications celebrating the talents of digital artists worldwide, it is setting high standards in all areas of publishing from the quality of content, design and delivery to its responsiveness to the market. Ballistic Publishing shares a strong affiliation with the digital arts community through its sister organization The CGSociety (The Computer Graphics Society). Ballistic Publishing is based in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, with offices in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) and Tampa (Florida, USA). More information about Ballistic Publishing is available from

Corel and Painter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.

Media Contact
For more information, images and review copies, please contact:

Leonard Teo, Ballistic Publishing
Ph: +61 8 8388 5966 / +61 8 8370 3491 (direct)

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