Artist Statement: In 2001, I realized that the Syracuse night skies are not ideal for my love and interest in stargazing. I needed something else to fill my night activities that did not depend exclusively on clear skies. A friend introduced me to my first watercolor class. I started painting and a new world opened up for me, literally changing my life. I fell in love immediately with this medium and I still feel the excitement that I felt when I first watched the bright colors mingle on the paper, creating new colors in the process. Mostly I create realistic paintings, starting with photo references from my travel adventures. After the initial composition is established I let my creativity take over. I love every step of the process from start to finish and hope that the viewer enjoys looking at the painting as much as I had fun, painting it.
Below clockwise: Blue Line, Clown, Fresh Pick, Trillium, Sunflowers.
Below: Peter, Reflections, Summer Walk
Below clockwise: Winter Creek, Winter Road, Cardinals, Downhill, Chickadees