Rental Skiffs, Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, VA

Original watercolor. 16"x20"



                 

    

    "I had the pleasure of meeting award winning watercolorist and author from the Gullah region of Georgia, Mary Whyte. She stated that ..."Watercolor is the only medium that relies on timing.  When executing a watercolor, the artist needs to know in advance where they are going, how much they are going to do, and when to stop. "  She continues.... "You don't need to paint all the spots on the paper to make a painting... leave some space for ambiguity and allow the viewer to recognize the emotional connection."   I respect her use of white space and am impressed with her compositions which are rich with metaphors and symbolism. They are created to challenge the viewer.


    Jim Holehouse, a watercolorist friend of mine from  Orlando shared that... "It's not the strokes you use, it's the strokes you DON'T use that make the magic!"  


     "I have always been about the business of art in one form or another all my life, since my mother put a number six pencil and a sketch pad in my hand.   I research my subject matter meticulously. I sketch and paint en-plein-air. I work diligently in my studio trying to perfect my style.  I paint and show my work in Florida juried shows and in so doing, have the pleasure of meeting and engaging in conversations with a lot of talented artists and judges in the pursuit of their respective crafts. I have a rich and diverse background in design and marketing which I  bring to each of my projects. I am not yet a finished expert, but continue to work toward that end through active participation in the Florida Watercolor Society and the Central Florida Watercolor society where fabulous workshops on painting techniques are constantly available. I take great pleasure in handing one of my paintings to new customers all the time."


John Gilbert

​Winter Park, FL



Wekiwa Marina, Wekiwa, FL
Original watercolor. 16"x20"

     A good painting is one in which the viewer is drawn into the composition, to look around,  become comfortable and have an experience with what is presented. 

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