Alonzo Clarke is best known for his light-filled watercolors depicting scenes from his travels and his observations of daily life. “My art begins with an attempt to depict a scene that I’ll find visually pleasing. If successful, the completed painting will help the viewer find an additional connection to the work, to be there as a part of that scene, at that moment.
My technique involves a certain level of control to achieve desired results. I work in watercolors to counter that control, and because I can’t wait to see what the medium will do next.”
Alonzo has been interested in art since a child, and graduated with a degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. It wasn’t until he began taking watercolor classes as an adult that he realized that the medium itself, which had always baffled him, provided the exact effects he was looking for.