Jonathan Frank born in Grand Junction, CO in 1962, is an watercolorist artist currently lives and works in Moab, Utah. He spent his earliest years playing in the canyonlands of western Colorado, and out of that experience, he developed a life-long passion for western lands and the desert. His subject matter is clearly a direct outgrowth of that, but his distinctive style was the result of an early experiment for a high-school art class.
As Jonathan tells it:
The outline has since become much more stylized and refined, as well as poignant. I now use a Rapidograph pen with India ink for precision and permanency. The outline also helps to give the whole piece a clean, unified appearance, as well as to emphasize the sheer strength of my subjects. This all results in what I call High-Definition Watercolor.
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Fred Poisson is a watercolor painter currently living and working on Block Island, Rhode Island.
After years working in professional design Fred has returned to his roots, reconnecting with his innate ability to depict light and mood through the watercolor medium. These are not your typical watercolor paintings. Often large scale, full of pigment, painted both wet into wet and layered gradually, they have a richness seldom found in this medium.
He says that he prefers to think of himself first as a painter and second as a watercolor painter. He feels this is important to making compelling images and not getting caught up in watercolor technique.