I paint in watercolour

When I render a subject in watercolor it becomes intriguing – and this intrigues me

I seek to reflect our yearning to return to the garden by painting what I see:

Each crag, each tree each boulder – shaped through time

Each creature, each person – created unique

I want to honour the detail in watercolour

I want to highlight the truth, beauty and goodness

in the unfolding story of God’s creation

I prefer the vibrant, fresh immediacy of painting on site

Stephen J. Quirke
Stephen J. QuirkeWatercolor Painter

Life is an adventure.

Richness in living
is reserved
for those who set aside
the ephemeral comfort
of the safe approach
to embrace the drama
of a life lived at risk.

When we render in watercolour
fussy carefulness
creates ‘ho hum’.

Wild washes
in bold colour
have every chance of failure
Every now and then
produce remarkable work.

This is my quest

photo of watercolours

Light is Sweet

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