Another book cover by R. S. Perry

Here is another book cover I designed for Volume I, The Collected Works of Luke Peeples. Luke collected and arranged Negro Spirituals in South Carolina.  If you want to learn more about Luke’s music, you can just click the above link on his title, or go to


My art on bookcovers

The cover design for my Celtic Crone Songs uses one of my paintings.  My best friend’s daughter posed for the painting.  Her costume was made by her mother.  I have designed several book covers and you will see them on this site.  One of the first covers I designed was for the songbook  A Star Fell and Other Songs by my husband J.S. Graves, the editor of my songbook.  I painted this in acrylic and still have the master painting. Many of the songs in his book use poems by his mother, Florence Rubert Graves Rossi, for lyrics.

I also wrote the lyrics to Cry, Sad Bird, one of the songs in his songbook. You can hear this song and view its lyrics on YouTube by clicking on the link above.


This site is a work in progress!


I am adding to my blog weekly. The Gallery on this site contains photos of many of my paintings. Click on any one of them and a slideshow will appear. Please visit often and consider becoming a “follower.”

I also have another online gallery. Please click here to view that site.

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