'I always thought I would get into painting, but I got waylaid by rock 'n' roll...' - Chrissie Hynde Featuring oil paintings by Chrissie Hynde, Adding The Blue presents nearly 200 original artworks for the very first time, accompanied by introductory text and captions in Hynde's own words. The artworks include a range of styles including a range of styles including self-portraits, figurative and abstract patterns and still life studies. The introduction and commentary provided by Hynde on her influences and inspiration is characteristically (and refreshingly) self-deprecating, wry and wise. Adding The Blue is an unexpected and personal book of paintings which will delight Hynde's fans worldwide and also anyone who is a lover of painting and fine art.
Chrissie Hynde is best known as the singer, songwriter and leader of The Pretenders, formed in 1978.
The groundbreaking debut album, Pretenders, introduced a union of punk and New Wave that drew inspiration from bands including The Kinks and The Who, and nine Pretenders albums have followed. In 2014, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album, Stockholm.
Chrissie Hynde has collaborated with a wide variety of legendary musicians, including Neil Young and, most recently, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.