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Plein air paintings:
Learning to observe environments and place

I am especially indebted to two great forces in my childhood:

  • A creative, artist mother who encouraged my exploration and unfettered expression and

  • Access to urban environments that lent themselves to my curiosity and noticing

Since childhood, I've used plein air painting as a tool to find center, cultivate my observation skills, and appreciate the incredible worlds and life around me.

Below are some select paintings and drawings from different moments in my life. I include them here because the hours I sat noticing ripples on the lake and light on the tree leaves have so shaped the way I experience and engage with the world. 

2018 3 11 NevadodeToluca_Watercolor_Doerr.JPG
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