Everyone has heard the classic childhood question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was young, the possibilities appeared to be infinite—and absolutely attainable. At the time, I didn’t give any thought to paying for college, job availability, potential salary or any other pragmatic threats to my dream goals. It was all about imagining myself in those roles, and they all seemed very realistic. As an artist, I have the freedom to create any reality I can envision. I’ve just started working on a new piece, and I’m in the process of planning my color palette. My watercolor tubes are lined up in front of me like delectable confections in a candy shop. Now I just have to decide which colors will satisfy my sweet tooth. It’s easy for me to imagine the possibilities, and the way I see it, they’re endless.
“Imagine”–Work in Progress–Watercolor on Arches Aquarelle