I like to tell a story, trigger a memory or simply give you a good feeling with my art. Although watercolour painting is challenging, I love when colours and paper interact. I like to allow for chance and let the chemistry create alchemy.
I enjoy the spontaneousness of watercolours. The flowing and blending of wet paint on wet paper into provocative shapes. A simple brushstroke. The rich texture of watercolour paper. Or when a slip-up creates a suggestive shadow.
Where sun-bleached driftwood lies helter-skelter along wide expanses of silvery sand. Where gnarly trees cling to windswept bluffs and beach grasses hold fast against king tides and raging storms. Painting beaches offers me endless inspiration.
I like to convey optimistic moods like a sunshiny day with a clear blue sky and shimmering water on the horizon. I also like to create personalities such as herons decorated in uniform. Harlequin ducks on parade. Seagulls with attitude.
“Creativity does exist, but it must find you working.” – Pablo Picasso
Creativity does exist, but it must find you working
– Pablo Picasso
Art, for me, is not only a passion
But a compulsion.
It’s not only what I see
But a reflection of me.
When the sun makes a shadow
When the earth grows a tree
I can too. This empowers me.
It’s not just what I see
But a reflection of me,
My compulsion to see