Artist Statement Watercolor is an exciting medium that is accessible, transportable, and full of unexpected outcomes. I took up watercolor to balance the precision and control brought on by thirty years of Naval Service. My work is colored by my world travels and experiences, and by all the twists and turns of daily life. I am drawn to the softness and flowing nature of the paint and water. My hope is to draw the viewer into the scene to experience a small piece of what drew me to the subject in the first place. My main goal is to bring joy through vibrant and sometimes unexpected color choices.