B.J. Collister has been painting for many years. she is a graduate of Florida State University, and Medical Field Service School, US Army, in Physical Therapy. BJ has attended several Prestigious Art schools such as Ringling School of Art, Instituto Allende in San Miguel Mexico and Houston Museum of Fine Art. BJ treasures her private studies with several Artist. One of her mentor's is Gerald Brommer who is a renowned artist , author of over 20 art books, and past president of the National Watercolor Society. BJ has studied Mr. Brommer's methods for the last 10 years. She has taught watercolor and acrylic classes using the rice paper layering process at the Titusville Art League, and in Main Street Gallery in Central Florida
The texture created by the paper itself assists with the creative process. It helps develop line, center of interest,textured color. this allows the artist to staiy into the "Abstract.
The layering process gives an additional dimension to the opainting.
The papers often help create the subject in the painting.
A colorful watercolor wash is painted then multiple textured rice paper is gelled over the painted areas. Then the subject is developed.