Medium: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Pen/Ink, Plein Air, Portraiture, and Watercolor
Finding my family is how I got started into watercolor painting. I found my birth parents at age 40 and when I spoke with the father I never knew, he told me about my family history which included a famous watercolorist. Sometime later I stumbled upon a cheap watercolor paint set and was wondering if I could paint since my great uncle painted. My first painting attempt was in December 1993. Much to my surprise there was a major positive reaction from friends about my experiment at painting and so I kept painting. In April 1998, I made the decision to quit art entirely so that I could devote more time to my family and work.
After 17 years of no art, in 2015, now retired, kids gone, and newly moved into Placer County, I realized I have the time to pursue my watercolor painting again. Thus I have started watercolor painting again which much of the same intention of capturing images from my day to day life experience and new region of Placer County.
As a counter negativity in this world, I hope my paintings will enable people to see what is beautiful around them and to realize there is much joy in many simple things.
Rocklin Fine Arts