I was trained in oil paints and still use frequently to paint landscapes which is a completely different body of work. I keep myself fresh and also find it important to make different bodies of work ranging in media and style. As I bounce between these bodies of work my art feels more like play then plodding along towards some predetermined goal or vision. As I finished up my time at M.I.C.A. getting a M.A.T. I trained under Lois Hennessey who opened up the world of watercolors to me. I have continued exploring watercolor and am mostly drawn to creating florals . Peonies I planted in my backyard have managed to survive my lack of green thumb now for years. I have done several watercolors of these gorgeous flowers because as my teenage daughters would say,
"They are soooo EXTRA." They are so dramatic. So fragrant and require your admiration.