Artist Statement

Psalm 19:1 says "The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their 
expanse is declaring the work of His hands."  This is a timeless message - 
one that crosses all language barriers.  It's the message I hope to echo in my
paintings.

I work primarily in transparent watercolor because its character allows for a
wonderful blending of spontaneity and control.  As a result, my paintings are
a fusion of realistic and interpretive elements.  Most projects begin with pre-
liminary sketches to determine composition, value pattern, and colors.  Once
these initial decisions are in place, I follow where the watercolor leads me.

I enjoy painting a variety of subjects including flowers, figures, wildlife, and landscapes. My primary focus is always on the light and its ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.  But the longer I paint, the more I realize - it's all pretty extraordinary.

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