My watercolor paintings have developed over more than a decade, inspired by
flowers near and far, from my own garden on the Northern California coast
to Monetís Giverny, to gardens of the South Pacific. Sometimes
it is the morning light on a dewdrop which evokes a painting, other times a serene
still life. I try to search out the most telling and revelatory aspects of my
subjects, always pushing the limits of the descriptive power of watercolor.
Although my work is characterized by a strong sense of realism, I have a reverence
for the poetic quality of watercolor, and believe that watercolor applied wet into
wet has a spontaneous life of its own and an exuberance that reflects nature most
powerfully. My challenge and my goal is bringing together the clear eye of a
gardener and the magic vision of an artist.
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