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My inspiration for painting "Kyoto" resulted from visit to a temple in Kyoto, Japan. I was struck by the beautiful lotus plants, the seed pods and the shadows on the leaves. A perfect subject for my watercolor painting.

Edition of 50, printed on archival watercolor paper with deckle edges. Prints are hand signed and numbered. The print has a 3" white deckled edge border.

Image size: 28"X 28" Paper Size: 34"h X 34"w

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This painting was exhibited at the Annual American Watercolor Society Show 1999 and the National Academy Museum Biennial 2000. Kyoto won the National Arts Club Award in New York City, 2002.


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The subject matter of my watercolor paintings ranges from tropical palm trees, florals to still life of fruit and landscape.
My watercolor paintings are reproduced using a pigment printing process because it accurately duplicates the luminous quality of my watercolor washes. The longevity of the inks is the same as that of my watercolor paints.

My limited edition prints are printed on a heavyweight archival watercolor paper. The inks used are archival pigmented inks. Each print is signed and numbered.
Greg Ortega produces my pigment watercolor prints. He is a maestro of color. His company Gamma One prints the highest quality prints for museums and individuals. I've worked with Greg for many years and his ability to reproduce the colors in my watercolor paintings is phenomenal!
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My painting "Kyoto" is featured in the "The Artful Home" book by Toni Sikes. You can purchase the book at: Amazon My watercolor paintings are featured in the publication "Best of America Watermedia Artists" and "Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists"

The Fall 2003 issue of American Artist's Watercolor Magazine featured an extensive article on my watercolor paintings. The article can be viewed on my Watercolor Blog

My new website is now online, although still a work in progress I've added many new watercolor paintings and posters:

I have recently returned to painting with oils. My portrait studies can be seen here:Portraits

My portraits were exhibited at ASL in New York City where I received a top award for my portrait painting.

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