I exchanged my Food Styling tools for watercolor brushes when my husband and I moved from Chicago to St Simons Island, Georgia. Since beginning watercolor instruction with Betty Caldwell at Glynn Art Association in 2001, I have studied with several watercolor artists and teachers in classes and workshops and participated in various regional art exhibits.
As a watercolor artist in Georgia, I enjoy studies of still life, flowers, koi and scenes as inspired by photographs taken locally and while traveling to several countries. My watercolors are in private collections, on display at local businesses and available for purchase through regional art associations, shows, or privately. Several pieces have also been donated to local charity auctions.
Recently I have offered many of my originals as limited edition giclée reproductions to provide affordable art in a variety of sizes.
When I decided to paint in watercolors, many people said it was the hardest medium. But, as a Food Stylist, I recall several product challenges that were greater. I had to have so much control in styling food, especially for packaging photography, when a pea might have to be moved 1/64th of an inch, that I wanted to pursue a looser form of art. Besides the beauty and mystery of watercolor painting, I enjoy the many techniques and layers that can be incorporated. While some watercolor artists learn an approach and work with that for awhile, I like to integrate what I have learned into my style and keep trying different methods.
Please contact me if you have any questions.