Watercolor art with a surface designer, Amarylis Henderson

Watercolor art with a surface designer, Amarylis Henderson

by CreativeMindClass • 2 min read

Becoming a mom called me back to painting.

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Dive into the world of watercolor art with surface designer and published author, Amarylis Henderson.

In this interview, we'll explore Amarylis' journey as an artist, including her creative process, her artistic style, and how becoming a mother led her back to painting. With a focus on fun, bold, and pink hues, Amarylis brings a touch of vintage quirk and visual tension to her watercolor paintings.

Get inspired and learn more about the creative mind of this talented artist.

An Amarylis Henderson hand illustration of flowers. Paper on a table with creative accesories: markers, paints and a color palette.

Begin with joy and excitement

You'll often hear me chant variations of this phrase as I teach: we go from big to small -meaning bigger brush to small brush, loose to tight, light to dark. It's key to begin with joy and excitement, following a loose plan, and then allowing the piece to speak back to you where it wants you to go.

An Amarylis Henderson hand illustration of a dog. Paper on a table with creative accessories: , paints, brushes, and a color palette.

I was that quiet girl in the back of the class, nose deep in a sketchbook. Not much has changed since. At one point I had a creative burnout, but becoming a mom called me back to watercolor painting. I found myself again by combining art with my spiritual practice, and created "Watercolor Devo's." These works spurred me into working as a creative teacher and a full time artist.

An Amarylis Henderson hand illustration of strawberries. A closeup on a hand holding the illustration. A color palette in the background..

How would you describe your painting style?

I can't get away from the fun, bold or pink. A touch of vintage quirk or visual tension is often my focus as I'm working. But most of all, I like to bring the best of watercolor to the page-relishing in vibrant bleeds of bold hues.

Watercolor Surface Designer + Published Author

Amarylis Henderson

You can find Amarylis's watercolor painting prints, books and other goodies on her website watercolordevo.com . Those who love all things watercolor or want to grow in their art will LOVE this guide to painting with watercolor! And it's FREE. watercolordevo.com/guide

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