NATURE - INSPIRED WATERCOLORS
Many of us love nature. We spend as much of our time as possible outdoors, or wishing we could. Our emotional connections and visual impressions of the natural world energize us.
Landscapes and seascapes are reflected in all of my watercolor paintings. Recalling my experiences in nature provides inspiration and content for my exploration of natural forms, colors, and textures.
I always wanted to be an artist. I loved drawing, and was attracted to anything creative. My journey to become a watercolor artist began after a career as a public school teacher. I am self-taught, and fortunate to have had 2 inspiring mentors. Experiencing nature is paramount to me, and I love of painting "en plein air." Those impressions become the genesis for my abstractions .
Selected juried exhibits: The de Young Open, de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA;) The Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, (Fallbrook, CA;) Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery; "Aquarius - Pacific
Regional Exhibition," (San Luis Obispo Museum, CA;) and Arts at the Port Juried Fine Art Exhibit, (Anacortes, WA.) Charitable organizations: The Muir Land Trust, The Museum of Northwest Art, (La Conner, WA,) City of Concord, CA
(Office of the Mayor.) Workshops focusing on design, composition, and developing a personal style. Guest Artist/Lecturer for the California Watercolor Association.
Magazine; “Splash 11 – New Directions - The Best of Watercolor,” My
articles, “The Unconventional Route” and “The Dr. is In, Watercolor Artist Magazine. “A Walk Into Abstracts,
Vol. 6,” Sue St. John.
See more art: Valley Art Gallery, Walnut
Creek, CA; in my studio by appointment; in private and corporate
collections in the U.S. and Europe; the artistsnetwork.com; YOUTUBE.com; and
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