I love watercolor! The paint is rich and soft, the brushes snap to a perfect point, and the paper is sturdy cotton textured to take some rough handling. When all this combines with varying amounts of water and an inspiring subject, some magic can happen that I wish I could take all the credit for.
I’ve spent 17 years learning how to time this medium, the paints that play well together and when to get out of the way. Creating a balanced design also takes some study. When I put these wonderful elements to the subject of Western landscapes or cheerful still lifes beauty can result. If it doesn’t then there’s always the back of the paper!
I get out often to paint the landscape in plein-air. It’s rewarding to capture these moments in time and place for myself and the enjoyment of others.
My paintings can be seen at: The Artists’ Gallery on 17 N. San Francisco St.
Background and Affiliations • former ad agency art director • competitive plein-air artist • award winning professional artist • Flagstaff resident since 1994 • BFA from NAU, continuing education through professional workshops • Juried member of N. Arizona Watercolor Society and past president • Juried member Arizona Watercolor Assoc.. • Member Az. Plein-Air Painters • Member Plein-Air Artists of N. Arizona • Member Colorado Plein-Air Painters • Member Artists Coalition of Flagstaff
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