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Simmons, Barbara

Élue membre en 1988

I did not choose watercolor; watercolor chose me. Without thinking of its significance, I naturally gravitated towards transparency in my painting. Color and light followed long before I ever touched a sable brush to a fine watercolor paper.
My paintings are inspired by what I see around me. Copying a flower or a landscape is not my goal, but painting these subjects and the beauty that I see in them is. Nature is and continues to provide me with the answers to my color design questions. My evident subjects are flowers, landscapes, still life and non-objective. The underlying themes that these watercolors have in common are transparency, color and light. At the same time, these qualities are also what draw me to paint a subject.