When I returned to art I was ready to add color to my drawings and I became intrigued with the purity and translucency of watercolors. Watercolors can be demanding, unforgiving and brilliant. I enjoy adding intensity, color and a different perspective to figurative work, still life arrangements, and the odd historical building.
Watercolors are all about the pigment. During the painting process I am guiding, maneuvering and even herding the pigments around the paper. My hope is that with skill, insight, and just plain luck the pigments will evolve into a meaningful piece of work. My underlying drawing provides the necessary structure that guides the pigment into possible forms. I choose different types of paper to provide a variety of textures that influence the pigments to respond in different ways. Some pigments thrive and shine in any environment and others require certain situations to excel.