I enjoy finding the extraordinary within the everyday . . .
Watercolor lies at the confluence of pigment and paper, a study I’ve been devoted to for several years, after first being introduced to the medium in my high school art classes.
Watercolor is difficult for many reasons. It takes time and patience to understand the role of humidity and its effect on different papers, as well as developing a feel for a variety of brushes and pigments, and controlling the ratio of water to paint. Mostly, it takes persistence and grit, because failure is a frequent companion.
For many years I devoted my artistic practice exclusively to watercolor, because I felt I was not consistently proficient and needed to keep working at it. In the last few years, I’ve finally grown comfortable with my work, due in large part to painting “en plein air,” so now I am also experimenting with other mediums, including gouache and oil.