F Cole Wolford
“As a physician by training, coming to watercolor with no formal education in art, I value the journey of being able to create things as I want them to be, rather than being forced to take them as they are. I have always been intrigued by color and the way that value changes in shadows can transform a shape from a flat plane into three dimensions. The ‘language’ of watercolor, the way the transparent pigment flows on paper and then can either explode with gusto or quietly blend, keeps me excited about this medium.”
Cole’s work has been exhibited in shows across the United States. His most recent solo exhibit – “Shadow Journeys” – was held in Munich, Germany, at the Werkstatt Galerie. His painting “Spreepark I” was exhibited at the Florida Watercolor Society 2015 National Exhibition. In the summer of 2016,"Waiting for God" will be shown at the Transparent Watercolor Society of America international exhibition and "Riffelriss" will be shown at the Southern Watercolor exhibition.
Cole’s paintings have made their way into collections around the world, including in Australia, Asia, Europe, and America. He was featured in the December 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” as an emerging artist in the watercolor world.