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Portfolio of Progress

My watercolors are all about conveying the deep awe and reverence I have for the ‘Mysteries of Mother Nature,’ as well as contributing to my goal of enhancing beauty, curiosity and care in our world. This latter desire has been the core motivator in my lifelong career as an artist.


My journey into watercolors began in the fall of 2019 after a decade of medical and financial crises that completely took the wind out of my sails. Realizing that I had more life to live, I decided it was time to take on the great challenge of watercolor, one that had been beckoning me for most of my life.


What I love most about watercolor is that the medium has a mind of its own. By learning to surrender to the mystical interaction between pigment and water on paper — allowing them to flow and mingle freely while watching and waiting — I become a witness to the Mysteries. In learning to respond, rather than try to control, the painting takes on an elusive quality that is more evocative and inviting, more open to interpretation and which is what I hope to achieve.

On these pages, I share my  process of learning to harness the magic of watercolor by showing my progress from total beginner to my present state of play. 


Original Watercolors

Skagit Springtime

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Recent Studies, Sketches & Lessons from Masters

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Early Studies: 
First Year of Painting, experimenting and learning from Masters

Dawn on the Muddy River

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