Artist and author Joyce Hicks is known for her romantic cottage, country and coastal scenes. In this 17 minute speed-painting video, Hicks demonstrates her watercolor technique, Hicks says: "I’ve always been able to see places and things in an idealistic way, but it wasn’t until I discovered painting that I was able to express and interpret this personal view. My art is not always a true rendition of what is actually there but how I wish it could be. If the old white homestead is a bit neglected, then I will just capture it in sunlight to discover its real beauty. If there is only one withered rose on the old trellis then why not one hundred in full bloom?"