Welcome to my Artist Statement!
My artist statement gives you some insights in how my paintings are born.
The beginnings of my paintings mostly come from my originally composed photography. In my daily travels as well as when I travel farther from my home in Vermont, my cameras are often by my side. The scenes I capture not only show the natural beauty of the composition, but often the feeling of peace and serenity. I then take that scene and feeling and transpose it in to my watercolor painting.
The combination of architectural and garden elements delights my senses and of those studying my work. These elements are bought to the forefront with the combination of muted grays and browns of the older houses, which I am often drawn to, and then liven them up with a punch of color in a flower box or rambling rose. These combinations delight me.
Gardening has been a passion of mine most of my adult life and has been part of my life since I was a small girl in England. Another joy of mine is to decorate our home, in fact I have used these skills professionally. These two talents are married together in my paintings and are the reason for most of the subject matter in my watercolor paintings.
My work focuses on interesting doorways and other architectural elements of homes and business, as well as the scenic beauty of Vermont and other areas of New England. Nearly all of the paintings also include some kind of flora and even some fauna, thus combining my loves of design and beauty in nature. Some of my paintings also depict scenes from the tropics. Most of my painting is done on Arches 140 lb or 300 lb cold pressed watercolor paper using Winsor & Newton watercolor.
This is my artist statement which helps others understand how I gain inspiration and my creative process.
The Front Porch painting is available for sale in my shop.