The journey of exploration into the elusive mysteries of the natural world is the creative motivation behind the artistic partnership of Paul Tappenden and Joanna Dickey. Streambeds provide an endless number of intimate environments that naturalists Tappenden and Dickey reveal through their art. The subject matter inspires a wide range of artistic experimentations: the movement of water, reflection of objects outside the picture plane and the stunning colors and textures of nature. The remarkable technique of Fresco Découvrir pairs the ancient medium of fresco painting with an impasto stylistic approach. Paintings transform into visual symphonies that echo rhythms of the scenes from which they emerged, capturing the vision of the moment or becoming powerful abstractions of colliding colors and forms. Throughout, the attention to detail and the handling of fresco create an oeuvre of impeccable quality and beauty. Paul Tappenden and Joanna Dickey work from their studio at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center in southern New York State.