After working with oils as a child, Gretchen later discovered pastels and finally watercolors. With this medium, she fell in love with the flow of the paint, the drama of lighting and the wonderful effect of glazing. In her work, she loves to tell a story and delights in finding an appropriate title. All living creatures and the many shapes and tones of our desert vegetation inspire her. Her work can be found in collections across the U.S., in Canada and in Europe.
She is a Signature Member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) and is a working member of the artist-owned, artist-operated art gallery, Desert Artisans, 6563 E. Tanque Verde Rd., in Tucson. There you can view her paintings and a little book entitled “Cat Tales,” which she designed and illustrated for the author, Ned Mackey. Along with paintings of the southwest, Gretchen offers her “Crazy Cat” series featuring wild colors and “catly” poses.
(Artwork pictured here, from left to right starting from the top: Ballad of Dolphin and Sea, Tohono Chul Afternoon, Time for Siesta, Sonoran Fishin’, Super Bloom and Cuddle Huddle.)
For more information, you can contact Gretchen at 520-299-9302 or email her at email@example.com