Meet Tram Colwin: An early interest in art and a love of nature continue to inspire this Fayetteville artist to create colorful botanicals and portraits
Q. We are seeing your botanical watercolors pop up everywhere. Have you always had a passion for art and flowers?
A. I’ve been interested in art for as long as I can remember. As early as 4 years old I remember my mom sketching flowers on random notes and scraps of paper. I would always watch in admiration, hoping one day I could do the same. After moving to America [from Vietnam], school gave me an avenue for my love of art. If there was an art class available, I was in it. A lot of my encouragement came from my teachers, such as Mrs. Stacy McKean at Bentonville High School. She was my first art teacher in second grade. I had her again when I entered high school, which was when I began taking art more seriously….