Sedum Leaves © Kristine Fretheim

“Seeing with fresh eyes, is seeing with all of our senses at once.”

Describing her work, Minnesota watercolor artist Kristine Fretheim says, “All of my senses come into play when I’m painting. Texture, sound, taste, scent, all contribute to seeing. I blend abstraction and realism, using formal elements of painting and design to evoke a felt sense of my subject matter. I am most inspired by the complexity of shapes found in nature.”