Watercolor and Alcohol Ink

website: www.jolene.us

email: [email protected]

phone: 425-891-1395

Nature has always been my passion. Living in the Pacific NW stirs my need for creative expression as I watch salmon returning, observe swans and snow geese wintering in the Skagit Valley, or the clouds playing across our mountains. I am driven to paint what I see and feel! I strive to honor the magnificence of our environment in my work. Watercolor provides me with a medium that allows me to express not only the softness of a scene, but also the outrageous colors I experience around me. I hope as you view my work that you will see and feel my emotions about the subjects I paint and be moved, as I was moved. 

My family is full of artists, my father being one of them. I grew up watching him paint with oils and acrylics. He was always asking me what I was “seeing” with an artist’s eye. In 2000 I leapt into watercolor, the medium no one in my family had tackled and I haven’t looked back. I am self-taught for the most part but have worked with several Washington artists. They each have had a profound impact on my work. They are Judith McNea, Owen Hall, Deanne Lemley, Ann Breckon, Nancy Taylor Stonington, Eric Wiengardt and Kay Barnes.