Tom FongFeatured Artist Spring 2010 Tom is a signature member of Watercolor West, serving as president in 2003 and 2004. His award winning paintings have been shown in numerous national competitions, and his work has appeared in Splash 6 and in The Artist's Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor, and Watercolor Magic. Visit www.tomfongwatercolors.com for a schedule of his upcoming workshops and demonstrations.
Tony van Hasselt A.W.S.Featured Artist 2009 (Q3) RECOMMENDED MENTOR Tony van Hasselt help pioneer the whole concept of watercolor workshops back in 1963. His is a veteran watercolor artist with a gift for teaching and a love of nature. Co-author of the "Watercolor Fix-it Book," (with Judi Wagner) you can find his Books and DVD Videos on his website along with galleries, an intro to his "8 Building Blocks of Painting," plus his workshop schedule, and a whole lot more!
Nicholas SimmonsFeatured Artist 2008-09 Nicholas' work has been featured in Watercolor Artist magazine, the American Art Collector, The Artists Magazine, and American Artist Watercolor Magazine. His award-winning work and progressive teaching style inspire students of his popular workshops and videos.
Robert J. O'Brien A.W.S., N.W.S.Featured Artist 2008 Robert's work has been featured in Watercolor Magic (December 2007), Watercolor (Spring 2006), American Artist Watercolor Magazine (Spring 2003), Splash! (9 and 10), and the 2008 Artists Calendar. He a member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.
"Old Mount Vernon Station"
Chris RobertsFeatured Artist 2008 Skillfully capturing the natural light and sense of place of his subjects, southern Illinois plein air artist Chris Roberts completes his paintings in 2-3 hour sessions. Visit Chris' website for his workshop schedules, galleries, stories, prints, videos, and DVDs.
"While in New Mexico"
Sterling EdwardsFeatured Artist 2006,2007,2008 Sterling Edwards is a popular North Carolina artist who has received international recognition for his luminous watercolor paintings. Combining rich values, bold composition, and transparent paint, Sterling has established himself as a top watercolor artist and workshop instructor.
"Lady of the Ivy Gate" (detail w/graphic)
Meredith DillmanFeatured Artist 2007 Meredith is fantasy artist and illustrator living in Minnesota. Most of her paintings are created with watercolor. She is inspired by Pre-Raphaelite artists, Japanese comics, and turn-of-the-century book illustration as well as contemporary fantasy artists.
"Morning" (detail) 24" x 20"
Marlies Merk Najaka A.W.S., N.W.S.Featured Artist 2007 Marlies Merk Najaka is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS). Her work is featured in books such as "Splash 5, The Glory of Color", "Splash 6, The Best of Watercolor", "Object lessons", and Watercolor Magazine.
Judi RussellFeatured Artist 2005 "My style is influenced by my long association with advertising graphics and music. Both of these contribute to the way I employ rich colors, pattern, and movement. My art represents my vision of what I would like the world to be, full of warmth, wonder, magic and spirituality."
Sue DickinsonFeatured Artist 2005 "There is no room for error with watercolour. Once it is on the paper, it is almost impossible to removeso I work carefully and accurately. I'm not attempting to reproduce reality, so I want to work fairly loosely too. It is important for the viewer to be able to see the mark of the artist, the journey I have taken on the page..."
"Cottage In The Winter (La Valari)"
Vasile PopescuFeatured Artist 2006 "I live in Transylvania, ROMANIA, and I am very passionate about watercolor. I devote most of my time to painting and, while resting the brush, I always look for new impressions, ideas and senses that would make the subject of my upcoming themes: nature, landscapes and seasons, flowers, old Transylvanian villages and medieval burgs."
Maud DurlandFeatured Artist 2005 "I'm looking for motifs that are beautiful and make you dream away. I believe we need that to find balance in our busy lives. I am especially fascinated by landscapes. My favorite sceneries I have found in California. I love those rolling hills and the vineyards. When the light is right the shadows bring out the shapes and accentuate the beauty."
Milind MulickFeatured Artist 2005 Milind Mulick is one of the foremost watercolor artists from India. Be it a landscape, cityscape or a still life, Milind captures the essence from a simple everyday situation.
"An artist was asked. "Why do you paint?" He said,"Because I can." I would say, because I can't
do without it!"
Krys GieskiengFeatured Artist 2005 "It is my sincere desire to create works that excite the imagination of the viewer and open doors encouraging them to seek there own connection with life in any area they visit."
"Monet's Garden" (prints available)
Tom Lynch"It is my sincere desire to create works that excite the imagination of the viewer and open doors encouraging them to seek there own connection with life in any area they visit." Tom has authored many books including Tom Lynch's Watercolor Secrets: A Master Painter Reveals His Strategies for Success
Zoltan SzaboWatercolorPainting.com RECOMMENDED MENTOR Zoltan authored numerous watercolor painting books including Zoltan Szabo's 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques and many more. Willa McNeill currently works to maintain Zoltan's legacy as a inspiring and world-reknown teacher.
"The Path Chosen"
Greg ConleyI run the place Interesting impressions of the natural world, inspired by the wildlife, metroparks, landscapes, and lakeshores of Northeast Ohio are featured in my work, but now I'm in California. Stay Tuned. I paint and write the lessons, advice, and other content for www.watercolorpainting.com.