As a visual artist my disciplines include watercolor, graphic design and my profession as an architect, The reason I prefer to use watercolor is that is a forgiving medium: fast, transparent, and tends to take on a life of it's own. John Lennon wrote "life is what happens while you're making other plans." Likewise, watercolor often takes its own course as it flows where it wasn't intended. I marvel at where it leads me and delight in how colors run together and blend. What I find most interesting is how I look at ordinary things around me, trying to figure out how I could represent it in watercolor. I work quickly, which keeps the painting looking fresh and spontaneous. Watercolor for me has become anantidote to the highly technical world of architecture, much in the same way that the freestyle way in which I play didgeridoo balances the precise aspects required while performing in my brass quintet. Both approaches are necessary to achieve balance.

Ketchikan, Alaska

Guggenheim Museum

San Clemente, California

Llangollen Canal, Wales

Jerusalem Streets

Fonrigaud, Moncaret, France

Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott AZ

37 Lock Road, Ham (2001)

Piazza Navonna, Rome

Sharlot Hall Gazebo, Prescott AZ

St. Peter's from Gianicolo Hill


Kaua'i in Winter

Port Isaac, Cornwall

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Calcata, Italy

Rain at Macchu Picchu

Santa Fe Sketches

Apache Lodge, Prescott AZ

Autumn at Fragrant Mountain

Gateway to Qin An Dian, Beijing

Bell Tower in Jiantian Park, Beijing

Newbridge-on-Usk, Wales

Cymru Cofiowyd - Wales Remembered

Pueblo Christmas

Arizona in Winter

A Patio


November Blooms

Su Jing


37 Lock Road, Ham, Richmond, Surrey (1979)

Richmond Green, England

Fonrigaud, Montcaret, France

Pen-y-bryn, Wales

Sketch of a young girl

Toucan, San Diego Zoo

photo: Toru Kawana, Tribune Newspapers