Watercolour was my first serious venture into the traditional ‘fine’ arts and I immediately fell in love with the medium. Today I use watercolour mainly in art journals and mixed media but occasionally I do another painting to share.
My first instructor, Doris Wionsek was well known for her calligraphy but gave me an excellent introduction to the use of watercolour. Later, workshops with a number of artist including Sterling Edwards helped me refine my skills. It was during this period of art studies that I built my understanding of colour theory and shading – basics I carry to my work in other media.
My early success at art shows, with a series of floral paintings in watercolour, encouraged me to continue with this subject matter over an extended period time. Later I moved to local landscape, architectural and still life subject matter.
My work in other media tends to push my work in watercolour to the side, but I look forward to creating new work in this media.