• Renny and Terry Russell wrote On the Loose

    Renny and Terry Russell wrote On the Loose

  • Painting by Renny Russell

    Painting by Renny Russell

  • Book Binding as an Art

    Book Binding as an Art

  • Twilight on the River

    Twilight on the River

  • Renny at the Oars

    Renny at the Oars

  • Book binding materials

    Book binding materials

  • Man is just a guest in the desert wilderness

    Man is just a guest in the desert wilderness

  • Illustration from Rock Me on the Water

    Illustration from Rock Me on the Water

  • Bookbinding with traditional tools

    Bookbinding with traditional tools

Adventure is not in the guidebook

and beauty is not on the map.


Seek and ye shall find.

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Celebrating wild places and finding inspiration
in the American Southwest,
Renny Russell has made a life of exploring
the relationship between man and nature.

Books  Art   Projects

As a young man, Renny Russell set out with his brother, Terry, from their Northern California home to discover and explore the American West.

The result was On the Loose, written together, which chronicled their adventures and became an anthem for a generation, and continues to speak to readers of all ages.

But the story doesn't end there. A profound journey marked by the loss of his brother to the powerful forces of nature on the Green River, and his return to the river years later to come to terms with it, are beautifully recounted in Rock Me on the Water, a Life on the Loose.

Beyond the words, Renny has embraced life through art and books, where his love of nature extends to observations of the sacred, profane, and humorous in the world around us. His current adventure is the art of book binding and restoration of books as art. Through it all, he has maintained a healthy scepticism for societal constructs that pale in comparison with the powerful laws of nature.