Sally Robertson

“My watercolor paintings have developed over more than a decade, inspired by flowers near and far, from my own garden on the Northern California coast to Monet’s Giverny, to gardens of the South Pacific. Sometimes it is the morning light on a dewdrop which evokes a painting, other times a serene still life. I try to search out the most telling and revelatory aspects of my subjects, always pushing the limits of the descriptive power of watercolor. Although my work is characterized by a strong sense of realism, I have a reverence for the poetic quality of watercolor, and believe that watercolor applied wet into wet has a spontaneous life of its own and an exuberance that reflects nature most powerfully. My challenge and my goal is bringing together the clear eye of a gardener and the magic vision of an artist.” – Sally Robertson