The first time I tried watercolor painting was in high school. That was a very long time ago. But, in my teens, I immediately fell in love with the medium. It seemed almost magical to me, particularly the way the colors blossomed and merged on paper with the touch of clean water. I was also fortunate to have a teacher who greatly inspired me, Mr. Edward Glannon. At the time, I had no idea that he was a great American watercolorist. I just thought he was my art teacher and a very sweet man. I had the good fortune of watching Mr. Glannon render awe inspiring scenes with a few quick strokes of water and pigment. I was attracted to the simplicity of watercolor and the craft of capturing light in the scene through the paper itself.
College, marriage, career and family followed creating an almost 45 year gap in painting. None at all. And then retirement happened. And, the pandemic happened. Oddly, the two together have given me the time to rediscover watercolors. Now with a new great teacher, Ms. Lori McQueeney and online tutorials from wonderful artists, my desire to paint has never been greater. It has been pouring out of me.
Finally, I am fortunate enough to live in the Hudson Valley region of New York state. The scenery is inspiring in every season. The vast sky, the light between the trees, the reflections in the snow, and the abundance of water around every corner. There is never a shortage of inspirations to paint.
I hope to keep going and hone my craft. But in the meantime, I hope you enjoy looking at these latest works.
2023 Jan.-June, Orchid & Elm Boutique, Croton-on-Hudson, NY - Visiting Artist
2022 Winter Edition of the New Croton Review, Croton Council on the Arts – featuring “Winter Sunset over the Hudson River”
August 1- October 27, 2022 Got Art? Showcase, Cortlandt Town Hall, Cortlandt Manor, NY - featuring "Winter Beach"
July 2022 Watercolor Show – Watercolor Landscapes “In and Around the Hudson Valley” at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY
July 2021 Watercolor Show – Watercolor Unmasked: Creativity During Covid at Muscoot Farm, Katonah, NY