I am a watermedia artist who creates paintings and "painterly prints" called monotypes in a unique blend of media and subject. Beginning with recognizable natural elements, I manipulate forms according to my personal feelings, ideas and the historical interpretation of modern art
The work is "Expressively Realistic" because the subjects are edited and transformed with a variety of techniques to produce the essence of a feeling or idea about the subject. I feel free to interpret and generalize about forms or part of a landscape and often the reference seems to call for a certain process or combination of media.
Throughout a long teaching career I have taught students to create works using multiple media, techniques, and stylistic and compositional concepts. Presently I teach watercolor and other watermedia applications at my studio and teaching facility called the "Watermedia Academy". I am open, in my work and teaching, to experimentation and finding balance in the creative process between planning and intuition.
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