a Common Yellow-throat surveys his domain, watercolour painting
Common Yellow Throat—watercolour

Part of being an artist is learning how to see the world, to notice things that are often overlooked. It encourages you to slow down, to appreciate… to be with your subject.

The more I spend time studying the subjects I paint the more amazing they seem to me. The natural world has beauty and harmony not often seen in our artificial lives.

I also notice how caught up we get in the troubles and challenges in our lives—in the day to day grind, in the troubles of the world and how we miss that all around us is a paradise of wonders.

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