My love affair with watercolor began in elementary school when I was recommended for art instruction at the University of Nebraska. I knew early that I wanted to be an artist. But this was just the beginning of my education. I love watercolor for its luminescent and often spontaneous qualities. It forces me to be transparent—revealing both flaws and successes. My style is usually consistent but not my subjects. I paint only subjects that bring me satisfaction. They become a virtual “Book of Memoirs” . . . each painting a chapter, each chapter a sketchbook.