After a career in physical therapy and health administration, I discovered watercolor painting. For me, it provided relaxation, discovery, independence, and joy. It gave me a new set of eyes. I have taken workshops and classes ever since, always trying to learn new techniques and approaches, while trying to find and keep a sense of self. I enter exhibitions to challenge myself and my art. Exhibitions put you out there in many ways! They can be humbling!
Watercolor painting allows me to capture what interests me...what catches my eye. I gravitate toward nature and gestures. Capturing my awe, the feeling of the moment, the humor, the essence of the place or subject at a brief point in time...this is my goal. Whether painting en plein air or in the studio, watercolor adds to the sense of time...changing, flowing, creating on its own.
I became a member of the Utah Watercolor Society to learn more and meet artists. In 2010, I joined the UWS Board; I am now Past President and current UWS Delegate to the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. UWS provides me with encouragement, critique, and opportunities for both watercolor and personal advancement.Through UWS, I have deepened my appreciation for watercolor art and the community of water media artists it serves.
Art at the Main provides the next step—the opportunity to grow as watercolor artist within the framework of a co-op gallery of artists creating in diverse media. I look forward to this phase. I believe in the importance of and need for art within our community. I am honored to be part of this art organization.