Size: 15"W x 22"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2017
I took a photo of this lovely place when me and my husband were on our honeymoon in Canada. We hiked up to a ridgeline off the Columbia Icefields Highway. The view was incredible. I wanted to capture the sense i had of being so small in this beautiful vast wilderness. This original art was painted in my studio on Arches 140lb watercolor paper.
I have been creative my whole life, and always have been interested in drawing and painting. I didn't start taking it a bit more seriously until I was in my 20s. At that time, I had just ended a serious relationship and needed some distraction. I started going to a studio to figure draw on a regular basis, and quickly found that I have a real passion for creating art. My focus at the time was specifically drawing the figure. I spent time studying proportion, structure and rendering in black and white. After a couple of years, my focus shifted to getting outside more and drawing what was around me. I dabbled with a few different mediums when starting to play with color, but when I picked up watercolor, I fell in love. I started a sketchbook addiction that has lasted many years, mainly filling them up with pen and ink and watercolors. Subjects include people, places, objects that I found interesting or different in some way. I also started going to the local urban sketchers group. As my love to get out and sketch on location evolved, I started spending more time exploring the landscape. I get out and do some plein air painting when i can, but sometimes the weather or timing isn't ideal, so I then take reference photos and return to my studio where I can work on a piece in a more controlled environment. My focus seems to shift little by little every few years, so i look forward to sharing with you where i go in my art. Lets enjoy this journey together!