Fantastical ink & watercolor
Imaginative realism: fantastical images in watercolor and ink.
These are the things I love: the mystery of the natural world, draftsmanship, storytelling, and imagination. Recently I have been working on a small scale, viewing the world through a tight lens, seeking to capture and create gleeful imagery that suggests the wondrous nature of the world.
My series, "Improbable Escapees" is a riff on the colonies of exotic birds that have successfully colonized urban areas--the Peacocks, Monk Parakeets, Red-Crowned Parrots and the like who have made their homes among our native hornbeams, birch, and other cold climate trees of our northern biome.
These cheerful, if not cocky, fantasies in pen, ink, and watercolor will likely be the centerpiece of the work I show in May.
In my decades working as an artist, I find myself returning in a loose cycle to inspirations from nature, myth, and archetype--and, of course, the other artists I see working around me.