Cover illustration for the book TreeThe first Paintbrush Forest project is the book Tree, written by Shelly Hehenberger. This beautiful book displays the artwork of 30 artists from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC area, exploring the meaning of a tree.

The purposes of the project are to engage people in exploring the meaning of nature and to support a local environmental group. The group supported by Tree is the Haw River Assembly, a 501(c)(3) non-profit citizens’ group founded in 1982 to restore and protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake, and to build a watershed community that shares this vision.

This program is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission with funds from the Grassroots Program of the NC Arts Council, a state agency.

You may support this project in these ways.


  • Purchase the beautiful coffee table edition of this book of art! See the book page.
  • Show your colors with cool Paintbrush Forest gear – T-shirts, coffee mugs, and more! See the PBF Gear page.