For an artist there is no simple journey – to the store, to the beach, to a marina, to a garden center. Every trip is an adventure to the artist’s eye – a cornucopia of visual delights. Every familiar landscape is capable of presenting itself as an unfolding drama, be it due to a passing stormy sky, a gentle fog, the early morning light or just a single dew drop decorating a fragile petal. The artist sees this all and always strives to capture that brief fleeting beauty.
Having studied painting for over 30 years it was inevitable that my brushes and I would travel afar, always aware of the lure and expectation of fabulous subject matter. Those travels have taken me to many corners of the USA as well as to Europe. Having recently revisited England, I was mesmerized by the dramatic skies illuminating only portions of the patchwork fields of haystacks – as if Turner had just passed through with his magic brush. Those are among the glorious moments to treasure in this journey called Life. As an artist I am motivated to capture these moments in time sparked by the rhythm and play of light, the dramatic mood of a fierce sea or a brooding sky, perhaps to capture the delicate petals of a lovely flower lit with reflected light and cast shadows. I am drawn like a magnet to balanced compositions encompassing both the subject and its shadows, to bursts of joyous color, to undulating reflections – perhaps a cluster of rowboats, a harborsid4e village, or just a shadow bedecked dirt path. Working in watercolor I handle the brush loosely with light delicate washes, applied in many glazes with the paint application becoming bolder and more colorful with each glaze. I strive to enhance and perfect these moments in time and present them to all of you as a moment of great beauty to be revisited often and enjoyed forever.