“WE ARE BORN AT A GIVEN MOMENT, IN A GIVEN PLACE, AND LIKE VINTAGE YEARS
OF WINE, WE HAVE THE QUALITIES OF THE YEAR AND OF THE SEASON OF WHICH WE ARE BORN.” CARL JUNG
AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
GOLD MEDAL OF HONOR
“ART HAS BEEN A PART OF MY LIFE SINCE FINGER-PAINTING AT FIVE. WHO KNOWS WHY IT BECOMES WHAT YOU ARE. IT JUST DOES. IT IS A CALLING. “
I AM A SIGNATURE MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AND THE NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AND CURRENTLY SIT ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR NWS AS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND AWARDS. MY PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN IN EXHIBITIONS IN EUROPE AND ASIA AS WELL AS IN THE USA.
HERE IS MY CREATIVE PROCESS:
“I work basically in my studio to develop a painting. I will take photographs of my still lifes’ but also have the objects right by
my table to constantly refer to for detail. If it is a street scene that has caught my eye, I will take several photos and bring them back
to my studio and use them for reference. I spend a lot of time
drawing first. I decide what size I would like the painting to be and proceed to work out a fairly detailed drawing.
I take some time in mixing and developing my colors. Once they are worked out, I will decide, depending on subject matter, what area to work on first. I use masking where needed. I do work in layering my washes from light to dark. I keep the white areas of the paper as highlights and rarely use a Chinese white or an opaque white to achieve them. My watercolors up to this point have been purely done with transparent watercolor without the use of opaque color. I utilize some glazing techniques also.”