“Here I am!”, 15 x 22” watercolor

“Aunt Betty’s Basket”, 20 x 13.5” watercolor

Barbara Hutchings


Artist Statement

After dabbling with watercolor for many years, I moved to Bend in 2017 and found a group at the Sagebrushers Art Society that encouraged me to focus and develop my understanding of the medium. A distinctly amateur artist, I’m drawn to the visual arts for aesthetic delight and drawn to the act of painting as a practice and a mental focus. I enjoy the planning of colors, pigments, composition, and execution strategy – and strive to keep learning and mastering these challenges.

“Pears in Color”, 9.5 x 13.5” watercolor