I am a retired play therapist who constantly witnessed children become comforted and emotionally stable through art. I developed a high respect for the powers of art.
Now I have time to experience the joy, surprise, and comfort that painting with watercolor brings me. I love giving control to the water as it encourages my paint to flow in its own creative way.
My love is portrait painting whether from real photos or people I make up. I also paint wildflowers, birds, and animals. Often my paintings tell a story on the fun or magical side of life. See more at: http://valeriebatchelder.com/