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Painting has been a part of my life as long as I can remember, having grown up with a mother and grandmother who were both painters. Nothing thrilled me more as a child than a brand new box of crayons and a clean piece of paper.  I still get the same thrill today when I begin a new watercolor. Hooked on watercolor and loving to work on paper surface, I began searching for ways to keep my work exciting. The process has evolved from purely transparent watercolor to a combination of watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and torn paper collages. As we live and move through life we change and are changed by those around who help us weave the tapestry of our lives.  As I paint I am attempting to weave the subjects into the fabric around them with the dark and bright threads linking together.  Art is not about the accurate depiction of a subject but of being able to give the essence, allowing the viewer to follow the path to new discoveries.  I still get the same thrill today when I begin each new painting. It is my hope that you, the viewer, will be involved in its magic.

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