For over 30 years I have been painting in a variety of media,
watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylic. Watercolor excites me because it is unpredictable. It invites an exploratory spirit, like no
other medium. When my subject was birds, I turned to watercolor because I could be wild with backgrounds, allowing
the wet-in-wet movement of the paint to suggest sky or water.
I could tighten control and bring focus to the painting by using less water and darker values. Watercolor can be liquid and
flowing or very controlled when painted in dry brush.
I find soft pastel a wonderful medium for capturing a momentary
play of light in my subject, whether it is a landscape or a portrait.
And, it is great for abstraction, especially the hard edge squared off sticks.
My mission as a painter is to reflect what I love in nature’s