Whenever possible, in addition to photos I take while traveling, I make time to sit and paint on site. This infuses all your senses with the immediate experience and enhances your memories of the site. Paintings produced after the fact of these locations retain this working memory and enhance the piece.
Artwork started for me very early with a crayon abstract that covered the entirety of our interior stair wall at home. When this was cleaned and painted, I immediately proceeded to ‘redo’ my masterpiece. I was between four and five years old.
Artwork as a life passion began for me on a feverish day with a set of Prang Watercolors and the magic they produced on paper. This soul-stirring grew over time to include traditional media exercises and training. You’ll see I gravitate primarily to Transparent Watercolor on Paper and Acrylic on Canvas.
I have been happy to carry art supplies all over the world and have managed to create a few pieces through these travels onsite (en plein air). The rest of the pieces are produced from my photos taken on these trips.
Over the years I have been fortunate to enjoy art shows, gallery exhibits, and commission assignments. Hope you enjoy the work and it helps to inspire you to visit a new location you might not have considered before, donate to a worthy cause, or just smile in remembering a place you’ve visited and seen in a new way.
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