DJ Bates uses imagination and illumination in the creation of images with watercolors and poetry. If you see a painting that speaks to your heart, buy it! If it reminds you of something you would like to have painted, DJ will be happy to paint for you with brilliant watercolors.
DJ's botanical bent comes from 16 years in the nursery/ garden center industry in California, where flowers were her passion and lively hood. Now she has turned in the shovel and water hose for a paintbrush and watercolors.
Moving to Joplin, Missouri just before the May 22nd EF5 tornado, her life was impacted and her art gained new passion and purpose.
Please walk through the garden of her paintings and poetry, breathe deeply the fresh scent of life, enjoy the beauty of nature, take time to smell the roses, and smile.