Artist’s Statement


Light, shade, shadow, color, values, textures; the substantive and the fleeting, the design and contours of shape and form; the intersection and interplay of the tangible and intangible – these life qualities are always capturing my attention. The interpretative and unexpected possibilities of the watercolor medium present an exciting artistic challenge to capture these very qualities in every work.

Life is the reality of the soul. Art is the expressive response or reflection of the soul to life’s fleeting reality, or “floating world”. My engagement with a subject is so strong and total, the experience in making a work suffuses the record of my vision, and thereby that unique view of life. The truth of art connects with the truth of other humans. The clearer truth’s message is conveyed by the power of the artists’ skills, the stronger is the message, the greater and enduring is the art.

Creating my art is a passion, an imperative that is a profound, relaxing and gratifying process. It is also a path of self-discovery and sharing a realization. It is a search for the beauty in all things. By developing the craft of watercolor, and with discoveries realized from each work, I am exploring the unexpected boundaries of my own capabilities and expressive style, and always a more , colorist style.