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Hi, I'm Therese Payne FergusonMy journey as an artist allows me to grow every single day. I continue to explore and experiment in the watercolor medium with every painting I create. I love the transparent glow that you achieve the mingling colors or adding various techniques... it's like magic with every brush stroke. Sometimes it will takes me on a different path or an exciting journey different than what I had planned, but always opening new and wonderfully exciting explorations of color, light and shadow.
I am very much influenced by the bright sunny climate here in Florida.
My mastery of the watercolor medium has evolved from and is definitely
influenced by my surroundings, having grown up along the east coast. From
the bright bold colors I use to the subjects I love to paint. Many of
my inspirations are from my tropical surroundings as well as the many
resources we have here to observe wildlife and birds in Florida. We enjoy
the many wetland areas, wildlife refuges as well as gardens and zoos that
offer a wealth of reference. It is often from these that I use for sketches
for my paintings. I often explore the farmer's markets or thrift stores
looking for just the right objects for still life subjects that come to
life once in my studio. While some of my subjects are "found"
and others evolve in the studio, they all require a creative eye to some
degree. I often add more color, simplify the images, or focus in on a
particular area to bring the subjects to life, while adding my own style