Although I developed an interest for art at a young age, it lay dormant for way too many years. About twelve years ago I decided there was no time like the present to nuture a latent interest. Mainly self taught, I plunged into classes, workshops, books and anything I could get my hands on to learn as much as I could about my favorite medium, watercolor.
It's been work but the rewards and pleasure of creation have been worth it. Those first few paintings do not even come close to what I am proud of today. My genre style developed into close up, sometimes semi-abstractions of flowers. Through my Mother's love of flowers, I've found these wonderous beauties of nature calling me. But it's the drama created when the sun kisses their petals that I become entranced and feel the urge to create.
I've written a book, "Artist's Projects You Can Paint - 10 Floral Watercolors", been published in several art books and now have the privilege of teaching workshops in such wonderful places as Palm Springs, CA; The Dordogne Region in Southwest France and in Canyon de Chelly, AZ.
Visit my web at www.kathydunham.com
This young barn owl found a new place to rest on the sign of a veterinary hospital. Strange choice, maybe he was injured and needed a doctor. Who knows. He wasn't afraid of us and made no attempt to leave.