My art begins with a simple idea based on what inspires me. I do not spend a lot of time planning. The direction a painting takes is greatly influenced by the spontaneous quality of watercolor. This quality lends excitement to my creative experience and keeps the process stimulating and packed with risk and reward.
What I strive for in a painting is to capture the essence of my subject – never an exact depiction of any reality. Self described as impressionistic realism, my work often contains areas unfinished or only suggested. The combination of imagination and the active role watercolor plays in my creative process allows for, maybe even encourages, many unexpected results. I’m always surprised and humbled, when the painting finally comes together. Each piece provides valued nourishment for my artistic soul.