Watercolor Artist

Imagined Landscapes

As a young art student, I often heard the phrase, “Mother nature is the best teacher.” The implication from instructors was that an aspiring painter could hope to do no more than to honor and reflect—as honestly as possible—the world that we see around us every day. Naturally, any painter’s work will improve through ardent study of light and atmosphere, and the people, places and things that compose the observable environment in which we live. Yet even when I was an inexperienced painter, I knew that if I had any hope of one day developing

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