Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings
Creating vibrant floral watercolor and acrylic paintings is my new passion. It is my goal to capture the unique beauty of flowers, scenery and objects around me. In addition to painting live flowers I have photographed flowers in many different state gardens in the US, Puerto Rico and in Canada as well. I use those pictures as inspiration for my work but like to interpret those photos in my own style. My paintings are all about the color. I often layer the paint many times to create depth in both acrylic and watercolor paintings. Basically, I am hoping to take a space and make it lovely. How wonderful it is to create something that makes people smile.
I have been a member of the Artist Collaborative Gallery in Old Sacramento for eight years where both my watercolors and acrylic paintings are for sale. In addition to showing my work at many local art venues I have participated in the Sacramento Arts Festival for two years, and in 2013 displayed and sold my work at the Sacramento Harvest Festival. In the summer of 2013 I painted the cover for the book The Moving Finger Writes by the Sacramento Suburban Writer’s Club, and recently completed illustrations for the book How Tortoise Cracked Its Shell. In 2018 I painted the cover for the new novel West New Direction. My paintings were on display in the California State Commissioner’s Office of Insurance for one year and displayed in City Hall in down town Sacramento and Rio City Café in Old Sacramento.
This new phase of my life as an artist is so much fun and is turning out to be quite exciting. My goal in painting is ultimately to bring happiness to those that see it.