My love of art began with photography in the 80’s when I studied fine art photography at college in California. There I learned the importance of contrast and composition and pursued fine art landscape photography by printing my own black & white and color prints and selling them at art festivals. This was a great way to receive feedback and fine tune my craft. Little did I know that 30 years later I would be applying what I learned to the world of watercolors. My mother started me down this wonderful path. As a watercolor artist herself she guided me through the beginning stages, imparting her experience and knowledge while making it fun. I find that painting watercolors is really a partnership with artist, brush, water, pigment, and paper and when it all comes together magic can happen. I enjoy being immersed in art through reading, viewing instructional videos, and attending workshops from past and present watercolor masters such as Tony Couch, Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zbukvic, Amanda Hyatt, and Rex Brandt. Studying photography helped me to see. Painting is the way I put what I see and feel onto paper.