The beauty of nature has always awed and inspired me. My goal is to create paintings that emphasize realistic qualities in beautiful color. Watercolor allows me to capture the fluid transparency I love, using glazing and color mingling techniques. My work in dyes on silk fabric (silk painting) lets me create paintings with vibrant color contrasts, which are so fun! I always paint from photographs, often using several different ones at a time as reference.
Currently, I am working on my nature "portrait" series. The emphasis is on close-focus paintings that show details you might not normally notice. Favorite subjects include flora and fauna, especially wildlife and marine life. Hope you enjoy!