Artist's Statement & Personal Artistic Philosophy
I strive to show that watercolor painting can be rich and dramatic. I envision artistic inspiration everywhere I travel, painting simply for personal gratification.
My artistic creativity is predicated upon a primal energy that flows within me. The natural world is beautiful and filled with exciting possibilities, and I feel infinitely blessed to be able to observe and explore so much of it through my art.
My paintings are rooted in bits of reality, as well as my own personal existence, forming a springboard for situations I might observe or imagine.
Painting outdoors, en pleine air, invigorates me and brings vitality to my work. I love sharing my unbridled enthusiasm and painting knowledge with others by teaching my watercolor and acrylic painting techniques in classes, public demonstrations and workshops throughout this region.