As an artist specializing in plants,
I have the great good fortune of looking at them very closely.
Here is an amazing thing one discovers: no two leaves of a plant
are exactly alike, and every flower has a personality.
I attempt to convey that uniqueness
in every botanical painting I make.
Traditionally, plants are painted
on a white background, but I began to feel that this did not
adequately portray the vivid images I was seeing. So now I include
a little of the world in which a plant lives.
My paintings are done in watercolor,
as this medium best captures the characteristics of plants, the
delicacy of petals.
I build the color layer by layer ~
from light to dark.
It is my intention to create paintings
which please the eye up close and from a distance ~ paintings
which endure over time and bring a sense of peace.