About a decade ago, I was gifted by a family friend his recently deceased mother’s watercolor set. I was touched by the gift and put them away in a box thinking I would explore them soon. The years passed. Then, while cleaning out my studio in 2016, I found the watercolor set and decided that I was either going to use them, or pass them on to someone who would. I set them out on my table, began playing with them, and I haven’t stopped since.
Watercolor is magical to me. It is mesmerizing. It is challenging. It is beautiful. And, it is my passion. I love its portability; its translucence; and, its immediacy.I am hooked.
I joined the Spokane Watercolor Society in 2017 and have made some wonderful friends. I have learned so much from the workshops, the monthly programs, and fellow members. I have taken on Plein Air painting with gusto and have come to appreciate the importance of a local art group and the comradery it brings. I am honored and delighted to be your president. We have an exciting year ahead and I am looking forward to working with all of you to make our society vibrant and educational.