Artist Statement – SJQ Watercolour
God first met with his people in a garden. And we still yearn for the beauty of nature. My intention in watercolour is to see and paint some of this beauty. And I want to be faithful to what is there. Each person, each animal, each plant has a unique character. Every boulder on the beach is unique, shaped, maybe over thousands of years. I want to honour this detail.
When a watercolour is complete, if I have done my work and allowed the watercolour to do what it does, maybe, just maybe it will point to the hand of the Creator.
I like to paint on site. I far prefer seeing the scene first-hand, to see the detail and record it in pencil and watercolour. The work I create out there, even the first paintings I did long ago, are vibrant and fresh. However, much of my work is still currently done in the studio.
I balance my watercolour world with coaching teams and individuals to set and execute strategy. Well… “balance” may be an overstatement. Though I suppose there is a certain balance to a candle burning at both ends.