I love to hike and explore nature! Sometimes I look around and see something that most people pass by. I see the intricate details of flowers most people pass up! But to me, it's overwhelming how beautiful even the smallest insignificant flower is. I was walking around the neighborhood one day and there in front of me was a lone hollyhock that was in perfect bloom! I loved the colors! Gorgeous pinks and yellows. Hollyhocks love growing in places that most fussy flowers dislike. I always see beautiful groups in overgrown abandoned lots. It's like they are saying “look at us!! here we are!” So of course, I have to take their picture and paint! What else can I do? Please enjoy my painting.
I love painting in watercolors. I love the way the colors glow through each layer and fill with light, like stained glass. All my watercolor paintings are painted on Arches 300# cold-pressed, bright white watercolor paper. Arches paper is archival and acid-free. I use M. Graham and Winsor and Newton's professional watercolor paints. My colors are permanent and archival and will not fade or change color! I will never paint with fugitive colors no matter how beautiful or vibrant they are. It is important to me that my paintings will last a lifetime and beyond with the proper care and attention.