Where sun-bleached driftwood lies helter-skelter on long stretches of silvery sand. Where gnarly trees cling to windswept bluffs and beach grasses hold fast against king tides and raging storms. Painting beaches offers endless inspiration.
I enjoy the loose spontaneous feel of watercolours. The qualities of wet paint on wet paper. The flowing and blending into provocative shapes. When a slip-up often creates a suggestive shadow. A simple brushstroke. The rich texture of watercolour paper.
I like to convey optimistic moods like a sunshiny day with a clear blue sky and shimmering water on the horizon. I also like to create personalities such as herons decorated in uniform. Harlequin ducks on parade. Seagulls with attitude.
I like to tell a story, trigger a memory or simply give you a good feeling with my art. Although watercolours is challenging because you can’t cover over an error, I love when colours and paper interact. I like to allow for chance and let the chemistry create alchemy.
Creativity does exist, but it must find you working – Pablo Picasso
For me, art is not a passion
But a compulsion.
It’s not only what I see
But a reflection of me.
When the sun makes a shadow
When the earth grows a tree
I can too. This empowers me.
It’s not just what I see
But a reflection of me