Watercolour on X-pressit 300gsm 12″ × 8″ using W/N paints and no preliminary sketching before-hand. This is one of my favourite beaches at St. Lucia, North Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Done from memory.

  1. I believe I am worth the time it takes to create whatever I feel called to create.
  2. I believe my work is worthy of its own space which is worthy of the name sacred.
  3. I believe that, when I enter this space, I have the right to work in silence, uninterrupted, for as long as I choose.
  4. I believe that the moment I open myself to the gifts of the Muse, I open myself to the Source of All Creation, and become one with the Mother of Life Itself.
  5. I believe that my work is joyful, useful, and constantly changing, flowing through me like a river with no beginning and no end.
  6. I believe that what it is I am called to do will make itself known when I have made myself ready.
  7. I believe that the time I spend creating my art is as precious as the time I spend giving to others.
  8. I believe that what truly matters in the making of art is not what the final piece looks like or sounds like, not what it is worth or not worth, but what newness gets added to the universe in the process of the piece itself becoming.
  9. I believe that I am not alone in my attempts to create, and that once I begin the work, settle into the strangeness, the words will take shape, the form find life, and the spirit take flight.
  10. I believe that as the Muse gives to me, so does she deserve from me: faith, mindfulness and enduring commitment.
    - Jan Phillips
  1. 22nd January 2011 – FEATURED in Image Writing
  2. 22nd January 2011 – FEATURED in Mature Woman
  3. 24th January 2011 – FEATURED in Beach, River & Lake Treasures
  4. 26th January 2011 – FEATURED in New Creations of Beautiful Color

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholabout 4 years ago

    Lovely and fresh, I want to step into the water!

  • Thanks a lot Sue! Let’s go…!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Sommer net vreeslik mooi, kalmerend!

  • Dankie Sussa!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Spadecaller
    Spadecallerabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Thank you very much Spade!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    very very nice…

  • Glad you like it Sally, thanks!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • mordechai
    mordechaiabout 4 years ago

    Has to be done. Gotta feature another one of yours..

  • Aaaah, this is SO great Mordechai! Thank you for this feature, much appreciated!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Congrats Maree, well done my friend! ;-)

  • Thank you Liz, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well deserved.

  • thanks a lot Andrea!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2about 4 years ago

    “Congratulations Maree!” Your Stunning Watercolour painting has been Featured in the “Beach,River and Lake Treasures Group”. Now you have the wonderful opportunity to enter, not one..“But TWO Challenges!” The “January Featured Members Challenge” and “Painted by our Shores Challenge”. “Goodluck!”


  • Oh, how absolutely wonderful Bella! Thank you for this lovely feature, I’m really thrilled!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Congrats Maree! Just saw this in the image feed! Well done!

  • Thank you Liz! Something nice to wake up to!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    A wonderfully sunny South African beach is a dream, so like you I will be content with an image conjured up in my memory. This delightful picture will do!!! Alma

  • Thank you Alma! Hope you enjoy your dream visit, maybe I’ll see you there! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

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