I took my first watercolor class in October, 1996. In September of 1998 I had my first solo show and was accepted into my first art gallery. I began entering fine art shows and juried events throughout the state. I now show my art in Washington, Idaho,
Arizona, Oregon, New Mexico and California.
I have built a wholesale business selling my art reproduced as Giclees and on cards, coasters, tiles, mouse pads, and cutting boards to retail stores from New York to San Francisco. All items are made in my studio in Gig Harbor.
My art process is simple. I take my own photos and use them to create a composition. I focus on color, pattern and movement. I begin painting what appeals to me and then, if I am lucky, the vision takes over. I work over the entire piece, one section at a time. After the 1st application of watercolor has dried, I reapply another coat. I continue glazing until I have applied 5 to 8 applications of color. I use transparent paints to maintain the “white of the paper”, resulting
in vibrant and intense coloration. My emphasis is always on color, pattern and movement.
My work is also available at:
The Brothers Greenhouses in Port Orchard, WA
Rosedale Gardens in Gig Harbor, WA
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