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 careful study 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. Mostly, it takes persistence and grit, because failure is a frequent companion when working in this medium.

For many years I devoted myself exclusively to watercolor because I felt I was not consistently proficient and needed to keep practicing. 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.