Nature never fails to fascinate and enchant.
At times I feel like a somewhat objective yet enthusiastic observer of her many patterns, rhythms, systems and intricacies. Glances of the landscape during a morning walk, through the windows of a moving train, plane or car, or just outside my dining room window, all reveal the grand design of nature.
My smaller watercolors attempt to capture the sense of being such an observer. It seems easy to pick up the patterns on such a small scale.
My larger, more abstract paintings are the result of allowing the movement and color of nature to reveal themselves through my own actions of painting. For me, this more subjective approach works better on a bit larger scale.
I find the medium of watercolor particularly well suited for the depiction of nature, as its simplicity and fluidity allow one to concentrate seamlessly on both the image and the action of painting. But I also enjoy working with inks and acrylics for much the same reason.