In looking for artists to include in my personal anthology for English, I came upon Carol Grigg. She is a Cherokee painter from Oregon, and I love the way she uses watercolors. She manipulates the watermark in such a way that provides for tremendous texture and movement in her work. I also like the way that she uses negative space in many of her compositions to create drama and suspense. The clean outside edges and distinct defining lines of many of her figures juxtaposed to the fuzzy washes of color within them gives her work an intriguing rhythm that I am drawn to--a constant shifting of soft to sharp, a satisfying balance of spontaneity and control.