Roxanne Darling, Mistress of Her Own World, watercolor, 9x12

Watercolor Paintings from the 1990s

Roxanne Darling, Mistress of Her Own World, watercolor, 9x12

Roxanne Darling, Mistress of Her Own World, watercolor, 9×12


There was a time in the mid-1990s when I had gone through my second divorce and was waffling between careers. I was living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an artist’s Mecca. I signed up for a watercolor class in the evening, joining a room full of mostly women (mostly older than I was) as we learned about paper, paint, color, and shape. I had no art training whatsoever.

All of my paintings were made from photographs, except the “goddess” paintings. They were inspired by postcards I found on a trip to Maui. I loved the original images, and, wanted to use them as inspiration but not to exactly copy them. I wish I had the originals as I would like to credit the artist who inspired me. Read more