The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with (her) him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards (her) him. ~Auguste Rodin
I have spent the majority of my life working and living in three of the largest cities in the United States. Concrete, pavement, brick, brownstone, steel, over-crowded streets, mass transit and grid-lock was the norm.
Flowers gave me release from stress after my daily commute to work. At the start of each work week, I bought myself a large bouquet of flowers to place in a vase on my desk at the office. Glancing at them during the day and smelling their floral scent was a delight.
Now that I am retired from my 9 to 5, I find joy and fulfillment painting flowers and sharing their beauty with other flower lovers.
A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. ~Terri Guillemets
My Watercolor Paintings
Watercolor is my favorite medium for painting flowers and still lifes on archival paper.
Prior to watercolor, I worked in oils painting portraits and figurative art on canvas.
In both mediums, I use the glazing technique painting transparent colors in layers to achieve three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional surface.
My Personal Portfolio
In addition to watercolor painting, I have a variety of creative interests including web design and have created all of my own websites. Needlecrafts are a favorite hobby. Smooth jazz and red wine accompanies my creativity.
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