|"After working in leaded glass and batik, I turned to painting watercolors about ten years ago. I like the unpredictability of interaction between paper, water, brush stroke, and the combination of pigments. Each pigment has its own character, and sometimes there’s a beautiful accident just waiting to happen... I feel very fortunate to be at the other end of the brush when it does.
Nature is most often my inspiration -- spring flowers, sky, wheat fields, a chickadee... but sometimes light falling on a kitchen pitcher or an old blue plate calls for attention too.
I was born in England and lived in Paris and San Francisco for several years, so I’ve been able to spend many days wandering great museums. Favorite artists who happen to come to mind today: Edouard Vuillard, John Singer Sargent, Antonio Canova, Johannes Vermeer, Elizabeth Osborne, Henri Matisse, Jeanne Dobie, Paul Cezanne, Winslow Homer, Dale Chihuly, Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Jacques Tissot.
Here in Washington, Spokane artists Ken Spiering, Jeannette Kirishian, Don Nepean, and Mary Ann Figgins have provided invaluable art workshops and encouragement.
Since 1998, Meadowlark Hill Watercolors and Note Cards has sold cards and art through galleries and gift shops in Spokane and the Palouse."
"Art invites us to celebrate the everyday,
the imagined, the remembered."
|Meadowlark Hill Watercolors and Note Cards
|622 SR 274
|Tekoa, Washington 99033