Seeing Red

Tropical florals and foliage. White Bird of Paradise with vibrant leaves in shades of red and gold. Watercolor on Arches Paper, simple florentine amber metal frame.

These paintings were inspired the time I spent living on the North Shore of Kauai, as well as my life in the tropics of Florida and the Carribean. "Color, rhythm and value; these are the driving forces behind my work. I see lushness all around me, and I want to capture it, process it and throw it back out onto the surface. I see colors so ripe that I can almost taste them, and I want to convey that sensation to those who view my work. Using water based media that mimics the organic qualities of my subject matter, I try to recreate the exuberance of our natural world"

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