artist statement

Being a student of watercolor has given me a strong foundation for watercolor techniques and the principles and elements of design. Being a teacher, however, has strengthened my commitment to express myself more creatively through a process of experimentation and discovery.  Painting representationally refines my technical skills  and challenges me to search for more abstract designs of realistic subjects. Painting abstractly offers a whole new feeling of energy and power. By keeping an open mind and a "what if" attitude I am enjoying an exciting, experimental, spontaneous freedom of expression.  It's all about the process!