My formal education did not include art. When, at age 40, I finally got nerve enough to take a class, I chose watercolor because it is portable and dries fast. I have stayed with watercolor because it is portable, it dries fast, and I love to watch the paint wander around the paper. Watercolor is an expressive medium that is full of surprises, and who doesn’t love a nice surprise?
I am drawn to abstraction as a means of expressing the essence of my subject matter. Most of my recent work has been on Multimedia Artboard, a rigid paper substrate that tolerates much manipulation. I augment traditional transparent water colors with other water media, such as Caran d’Ache crayons, watercolor pencil and water soluble graphite, to create layers and achieve depth.
Much of my work focuses on elements of nature—plants, animals, mountains, rocks, water. Other recent paintings evolved from my favorite doodle. The work is cerebral, but I feel a strong emotional connection to the subject matter. I am passionate about watercolor. I like to paint.
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