I am a watermedia artist who is inspired by what I see in nature. Something as simple as a twist of a leaf is enough to excite my imagination. Then the fun begins: translating my thoughts and fleeting impressions into a painting.

Good composition, interesting color and contrast and texture are visual goals. A sense of whimsy and play are also important considerations. I use acrylic paints, inks and collage on either paper or canvas. There is not a better moment than when the "pieces of the puzzle" fall into place and the painting "works."

- Barbara D. Kellogg (1941-2022)