One of the best things about being an artist is having an excuse to actually stop and look around.
Seeing is a rare and luxurious activity these days. My paintings in watercolor and acrylic are inspired by the things I see and my impressions of them. When I paint I’m not attempting to replicate what’s in front of me. I’m searching for subjects that I want to look at and experience deeply, for a long, focused time. I enjoy the process of translating them into my own vision of the world. I try to avoid the clichéd scene but I don’t want to deprive myself of possibilities either, so I try to look deeper than the obvious. I try to experience a subject as closely and as intimately as possible.
Sometimes it’s the atmospheric effects of ...