I love being on the water. My husband and I take our sailboat, Take Five, around the local waters where I gather my ideas in my sketchbooks.

The lines and shapes I see around boats and on the ocean are very much part of my work. As I work, I respond, pulling out the composition that makes me smile. My colours reflect my sense of happiness while out at sea.

My florals come from a love of colour and energy. Flowers give me that and I love painting them in my own unique way giving each one a personality.

If you share my love of how I see and want to hear more about my process please follow along on Instagram @christysverreart and you are always welcome to visit my studio in Gibsons, B.C.