I am a representational artist. I consider my art a kind of portraiture, whether I’m painting a beach, an old barn or a dog.

            I work in watercolor on 300 lb hot press paper and on Aquabord (a hardboard surface made for watercolor paints). I paint in watercolor because I absolutely love the process. I’m seduced by the random magic that occurs when the paints mingle. I love to follow the accidental patterns that so often occur. I use the techniques of layering, wet-into-wet, dry brush and wiping and scrubbing out. I will use anything that works.

            I’ve always painted the Pacific Northwest because it is what I know and love. But for the past few years, in addition to the land and water around me, I have been painting portraits of animals (mostly dogs), people (mostly children) and birds, large and small.