BEHIND THE BRUSH
Thanks for taking the time to check out my art! I am
a new watercolor artist, as you may be able to tell
since I have a small, but growing, gallery of paintings.
I’ve always enjoyed art but have never had any formal
instruction and am truly self-taught and growing in my
ability each day. In other words, you could say I just
stumbled into this new love of mine.
I started painting in 2008 after my father, who always
has been artistic and is a watercolor painter himself,
gave me some of his duplicate tubes of paint, a pad of
watercolor paper and a palette full of some of his
favorite shades as a gift. Everything stayed unused
and neatly gathering dust in a corner of my bedroom until one year when Father’s Day started creeping up on me and I had no decent gift ideas. I decided that I was in fact being rude by not at least attempting to paint something for my dad. It was then that I discovered not only did I enjoy everything about the medium, from its many hurdles to its beautiful ability to capture nature’s shades and hues, but I also found out that I was able to create something worthy of gracing someone's wall.
After that first endeavor I’ve taken a couple of years between my second and third watercolors but have recently found time to really devote myself to my work.
So far I haven’t painted the same subject twice, much less the same climate or region. I tend to lean toward landscapes of places I have visited with family and friends and find immense joy in painting them in the detail, light and mood in which I remember them. I hope when you look at my paintings that you are transported along with us.
I am glad to have you stop by on my journey; I appreciate all comments and fans of my work.