William Heydt moves through his subject matter “comme un poisson dans l’eau.” Literally translated, “like a fish through water,” the French use this term to describe a person perfectly suited to his elements. His watercolors, often reflecting the progression of seasons, draw on the people and places around him, capturing moments in bold brush strokes and vivid colors. His work chronicles the celebration of simple life whether the setting is seaside Rhode Island or the vibrant streets of Paris. Heydt’s vision reaches out to the viewer, as curator Gene Baro noted when he wrote, “we discover not so much a fresh sense of others as a sense of ourselves.”