Obi Kaufmann at the Napa Library

Monday Oct 29 2018   7:00 PM
Napa County Library  580 Coombs St, Napa, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling The California Field Atlas to the Napa Main Library Community Room. In conjunction with the Napa Bookmine, Obi will be giving a presentation on conservation, art, and restoring California’s natural world, followed by a Q&A session. Obi will be signing copies of the book and offering exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings for sale. Follow Obi on instagram @coyotethunder and catch up on his latest essays at

This event is free and open to the public.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is