The Inside Story ~ Paige Mortensen

Life is a journey that takes us in unexpected directions. Early in life my focus was on math and science. There were things to discover and clear answers to the questions. At the same time crafts were plentiful, the kind with rules and patterns to follow.

Later I discovered painting and took classes in technique, colour and composition. From this knowledge I gained the courage to let go of rules and expectations. Curiosity took over and I started to find my own artistic expression. When I tried watercolour batik I knew I had found my medium. The process is orderly and structured and at the same time uncontrollable. I can have a plan and then it is like the wax and watercolour do the world.

Colour charts have replaced spreadsheets but math is still calling me. I am discovering the ancient geometers and finding inspiration. The structure of the world we live in is amazing and I am excited to see where this new path leads.

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay 24 x 24″ Watercolour Batik ©Paige Mortensen
Fibonacci Experiment 2 34 x 55 cm Watercolour Batik ©Paige Mortensen

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