Enlarging and painting objects that I find in nature is my way of getting to know the things I love about the world. I’m drawn to watercolors because they force me to be experimental and loose and not plan too much. Each painting becomes fluid exploration and discovery. When I load my big wet brush in saturated colors and make my watery marks on stark white paper I feel I’m really in my element.The work becomes a personal meditation but is meant to be meditative for the viewer as well. We all have enough agitation in our lives. In my mind, art should be beautiful and intriguing, and create a sense of calm.