Joan Giddings


I came to watercolor rather late in my life, but married to an artist, I suppose that some of his passion for painting rubbed off on me. For that I am most thankful because telling a story using the medium of watercolor, no matter how small a story, has become one of my great joys in life. I came to watercolor rather late in my life, but married to an artist, I suppose that some of his passion for painting rubbed off on me. For that I am most thankful because telling a story using the medium of watercolor, no matter how small a story, has become one of my great joys in life.
Many of those stories involve fishing and memories of my father, an avid and skilled fly fisherman. I paint my fishing themes as a tribute to him. Many of those stories involve fishing and memories of my father, an avid and skilled fly fisherman. I paint my fishing themes as a tribute to him.
We are surrounded by beauty, in the simple and most humble things right before us but often overlooked—a window ledge with a potted hydrangea, a late summer Hawthorne branch heavy with brilliant red berries in lush green foliage, an old wooden beach fence hung with fishing floats with seagulls in the air. We are surrounded by beauty, in the simple and most humble things right before us but often overlooked—a window ledge with a potted hydrangea, a late summer Hawthorne branch heavy with brilliant red berries in lush green foliage, an old wooden beach fence hung with fishing floats with seagulls in the air.
People have a lot in common and if a viewer sees something in one of my paintings that triggers a pleasant memory or good thought then I feel twice rewarded.

 

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