My art business has grown out of the joy I find when painting the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
While my young family was growing up, free time to paint was always in short supply. But an early retirement gave me the chance to paint full-time about 8 years ago. I love painting panoramic landscapes in an attempt to capture the beauty and vastness of the scenery around me. But I REALLY love to paint a smaller scene- examining the intricate details of tree bark, flower petals, pebbles in a stream. I love to balance the color and light in a painting to make the shapes pop out and look real in a very painterly way.
I also am re-discovering the joy of watercolor painting as I am currently working on illustrating a sequel to my children's book, The Adventures of Rhode Island Roxy: Space Chicken! Stay tuned for updates on my Facebook Page: Colleen Nygard Art