"Calgary artist Brent Laycock has painted hundreds of watercolours and acrylics of the landscapes of Waterton National Park, tucked away in the southwest corner of Alberta, where the mountains are said to 'jump out of the prairie.' This lovely little volume reproduces 91 of those paintings, accompanied by 14 essays by writer Fred Stenson, who grew up next to the park, on his personal memories of the area as well as its history and geography."
-- The Globe and Mail
"Majestic beauty, Brush and Pen is a beautyful portrait of Waterton park . . . it is obviously a book born out of the creators' love of this place. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to visit Canada's forth national park will join in their steadfast devotion."
-- Fast Forward Weekly (Calgary)
"It's not often you thoroughly enjoy a book while hoping its readership will be limited. However, this is the case with Waterton: Brush & Pen. This ode to Alberta's quiet, dignified "other" national park - Waterton Lakes - is so awe-inspiring that one can't help but fear for the park's sanctity should word spread too far. So it is with some trepidation that I heartily recommend this book. It should go down as an Alberta classic, if for no other reason than its inspired collaboration of contributors: Brent Laycock provides the paintings, Fred Stenson the prose."
-- Alberta Views
"Brent's watercolours are full of the movement and sparkle of southern Alberta and are a perfect partner to Fred Stenson's essays. Lyrical and assured, funny and frank, Fred's words capture Waterton's character in Polaroid clarity."
-- From the Foreword by Lisa Christensen