Shirley Motmans

An early interest in drawing the human figure led me into a career in fashion advertising. After leaving the commercial field, I had time to experiment in different media; watercolor opened up a new world of exciting colors and textures for me—sometimes unexpected, always intriguing. My figure work is done directly from the model. I often paint on location, traveling frequently with art groups to Yosemite and Europe, as well as in my own inspiring area of Santa Cruz.