I have been drawing since I was little and painting in watercolor since about 2012. I am self taught. I use layering and glazing of watercolor. I sometimes use pen, colored pencil and gouache to define areas of a painting. My desire to paint is fueled by my passion for studying nature through art. I am a professional market gardener (aka vegetable farmer) with a background in scientific illustration which I learned in college as a biologist studying plants and animals. I keep a nature journal to record information that will inform larger works of art.