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Δευτέρα, 31 Μαρτίου 2014

ISABELLE CORCKET SFA



Isabelle Corcket joins Applied Arts and craft school in Paris and leads a career of interior designer for ten years, before dedicating her Watercolor painting.
The act of painting is never innocent, the theme, the subject are only pretexts to unveil a sensibility.

Small architectural details daily situations are my chosen subjects.
Through my watercolors I attempt to share not only feeling but also the poetry of these most simple moments…To continue to open one’s eyes to the small details witch allow us above all to experience the poetry of childhood, of memories, the essential being the instant the brush touches the paper, when the gesture and the feeling unite…

You can’t master watercolor, it is a discovery every time...As a medium it is sensitive and capricious. Make a mistake and you have to start again…It has to be “in love” whit it.
The art of watercolor is a form of artistic expression, apart and in its own right…

“I see, I am, I contemplate and each day brings me a wealth of ideas. (…)” V.Hugo


She has been teaching watercolor for 9 years, she has been painting since she was 15 and has been exhibiting since 1999. She became a member of the Societe Francaise de l' Aquarelle (www.sfaquarelle.fr)  four years ago and she is happy to be able to contribute with her art in this great family of watercolor painters.


Fin de journée, watercolour, 15 x 15 cm

HANNIE RIEUWERTS

The unpredictable flow of the paint and the colours merging into each other attracted me to watercolour painting 30 years ago. Even now every painting is an adventure, a challenge between the pigments, the water and myself. I love the transparency. That offers the opportunity to create more depth in the colours because of the layers which  can be created. I look for atmosphere and mood in every subject I paint. Light and dark must play a game in all my creations.

I am a member of the Dutch watercolour society ACN and the Belgium AIB. In the past I have won a variety of prizes (of which three were first prizes) by art magazine “Atelier” . Last year a watercolour of mine came second in the Painting of the Year competition in Holland. My work has been exhibited in several locations: last year, amongst others, in Antwerp,  Mons ,  Amsterdam , Utrecht  and The  Hague. In 2013 I was the face of (and on) the  Talens water colour sets in the “ It’s Me “ campaign in 40 countries world-wide in honour of the Van Gogh Year (limited edition).

I have been a member of the jury in 2 watercolour contests of the IWS in 2012 and 2104.

I give watercolour workshops and art classes . 
You can find more of my Artwork at www.aquarieuwerts.nl


Against the light, watercolour, 37 x 49 cm

HELENA TROVAJ

Helena Trovaj lives in Stockholm, where she works as an artist and tutor in watercolor painting.
In her twelve year career as an artist, she has always been fascinated by the unpredictable force and beauty in watercolor. From painting as clean and neat as possible to reproduce the landscape just as it is, she has been developing her own interpretations of various environments.

The reasons may vary but she primarily inspires by the city and the urban landscape, as well as water and people. Living things. Motion pictures in one way or another.

Helena has participated in both solo and group exhibitions in Stockholm and other cities in Sweden, as well as abroad.

For more info, please visit www.helenatrovaj.com 


Kungsgatan II, watercolour, 50 x 50 cm

Κυριακή, 30 Μαρτίου 2014

AIMEE BIRNBAUM RI

Aimee Birnbaum was born in New York and now lives and works in her studios in Tuscany and London. She trained at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

She is an elected member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours . Her subjects include visionary landscapes  of London and beyond. She is fascinated by the realms we visit when dreaming, and how we express our feelings in movement and body language when we are awake.

Aimee has won many awards and prizes. 

Human movement expresses both unconscious passions and conscious feelings. Whether awake , or asleep and dreaming, the human figure reveals the soul.

Aimee exhibits widely in the U.K. and in Groznjan the Town of Artists, in Croatia.





The harmonious Kingdom, watercolour

MARGARETA PALM

After many years as a teacher, I left Uppsala  for a stimulating environment for my artistry.

I have been drawing as long as I can remember while watercolour painting took me several years to discover.

Watercolour fascinates me and always invites to new challenges and the opportunities are endless. Sometimes I just let the watercolour flow, other times the smallest details are very important.

Nature and old factories inspires me. Rusty objects are there as a reminder of a bygone era and gives me inspiration for new paintings. Burnt Sienna symbolizes the past and Antwerpen, the present. The meeting between these two colors has long appealed to me.

I have shown my drawings and watercolour paintings in galleries and juried exhibitions in Uppsala and Stockholm among others , but also abroad like Estaimbourg, Belgium
The combination of being a teacher and an artist resulted in a book, which is all about inspiring students to write with help of their own paintings.

School of art at Gerlesborg in Stockholm
Institute of Education, Uppsala

Member of the Nordic Watercolor Society.


www.margaretapalm.com


Nature's own choice, watercolour, 50x30 cm


Πέμπτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2014

GILLES DURAND SAL, SFA, IAF

After a career in research and development, during which he practiced drawing and painting sporadically, Gilles Durand now focuses on the pursuit his artistic journey.

In his work, he likes to explore a variety of subject matters and whether working from life or from his sketches and on site photos, he aims for capturing the vibrancy of life, simply and elegantly.

After his first group exhibition in 2001, he had several solo shows, the latest one in Hôtel de Malleville in Sarlat la Canéda (2013), and his work has been exhibited in numerous national and international shows.
In France, to mention a few, he exhibited in Brioude (2007), Rochemaure (2008, 2014), in Paris (Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l'Eau, Grand Palais 2010), and regularly since 2008 in the annual shows of the Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais (SAL) and of the Société Française de l'Aquarelle (SFA).
He also exhibited in Belgium (Biennale Internationale de l'Aquarelle - Namur 2009), in Greece (Thessaloniki 2012), in Québec (Chicoutimi 2009, Champlain 2013, where he was the invited guest artist and St Joseph de Beauce 2014), and was invited in watercolor international meetings and shows in Portugal (2010, 2012, 2013).

His paintings have been featured in several books ("Souvenirs d'Annecy - Ecrivains et Peintres", "Aquarelle et Aquarellistes - France 2008", a panorama of watercolor in France, and "L'art de l'eau", featuring painters of the Société Française de l'Aquarelle) and several articles about his work have been published in magazines: Pratique des Arts, L'Art de l'Aquarelle, L'Aquarelliste (magazine of Société Canadienne de l'Aquarelle).

Gilles is a member of the Société des Aquarellistes Lyonnais, Société Française de l'Aquarelle and Institut des Arts Figuratifs (IAF).



L'ancienne écluse (The old lock shipyard, 2013), watercolour


Τετάρτη, 26 Μαρτίου 2014

ZHOU TIANYA CAA, AWS, NWS

Zhou Tianya was awarded Bachelor’s Degree from Hubei Institute of Fine Art, he taught art at Jingchu Academy of Technology after graduation. Currently he lives and paints in Shenzhen, China and works, as curator of Luohu Cultural Center. also as Curator and Organizer of Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial.

He is a signature member of many watercolor and art societies, including the China Artists Association, American Watercolor Society ,National Watercolor Society. Tianya has won more than 50 major awards in national and international exhibitions, including the Bronze Medal Award of the 10th National Art exhibition, Excellence Award of 7th National Watercolor and Pastel Exhibition, Jack Richeson & Co. Purchase Award in the 89th Annual Exhibition and Watercolor West Reciprocal Award in the 93rd Annual Exhibition of National Watercolor Society, the First Place in the Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s 32nd International Exhibition and 2nd Place in the VII Vina del Mar Watercolor International Biennial in Chile...

His works are in mumerous public and private collections in China and abroad, including those of the National Art Museum of China, Zhengzhou Museum of Art, Hubei Museum of Art, Guanlan Museum of Art, Jack Richeson & Co. in USA ,the Enjoy Casino & Resort in Chile etc.

Zhou is also a well-known curator and author, who has successfully organized many international events in China, including Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial and Qingdao International Watercolor Salon. He edited several books has become China's best-selling watercolor books.




Prayerwatercolour, 41 x 31 cm


ANGUS McEWAN RSW RWS

In 1983 Angus McEwan went to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and did a Degree in Fine Art then a Post-Graduate Degree in Fine Art

Angus then did a postgraduate certificate in Secondary Education at Aberdeen’s Northern College, gaining a distinction.

Angus was then approached to do some part-time teaching at Dundee College, and currently teaches on the portfolio course, HNC contemporary Art practise, Computer Arts, BA Design & Creativity course and life drawing.  Angus continues to practise his art and has exhibited extensively throughout, UK, United States, Asia and Europe.


Angus has won many National and International awards including 2nd Prize, Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London; 1st Prize – International Prize, “Marche d’ Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012 and more recently in 2013 the Bronze award in the Shenzhen International watercolour Biennial, Shenzhen, China.


Coming apart at the seams, watercolour

GEORGE POLITIS AWS, RI, NEWS, AWA, IAF


George Politis lives in Thessaloniki in Greece. He works in several media, but he prefers watermedia for their transparent and luminous results.

Currently (2009 - today) president of the Artists Society of Northern Greece (SKETBE), he is signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI), North East Watercolor Society (NEWS), Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA) and Institute des Arts Figuratifs (IAF).

His paintings won many awards. He had solo exhibitions, including: Reims (France, 2013), Myro Gallery, Thessaloniki (2013), Techni Gallery (Kilkis, 2013), Piraeus Bank Convention Centre, Thessaloniki (2010), Geni Tzami, Thessaloniki (2006), Hellenic Centre, London (2002), Gallery 47, London (2001), Agioritika, exhibition organized by the Cultural Capital of Europe at the City Hall of Thessaloniki (1997).

He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and in international exhibitions and contests (RI in London, AWS, NWS, NEWS, AWA, PPWS, SDWS in USA, the Shenzhen Biennial of Watercolour (China 2012) e.a.). He has served as juror in two IWS exhibitions and the Biennial of Watercolour in Estaimpuis, Belgium.

His paintings are featured in art books and catalogs: L'Aquarelliste, the Société Canadienne de l'Aquarelle's color magazine published one article on Miniature painting featuring some of his paintings, Spring 2000. International Artist published an article on his painting approach in 2001. Other articles and paintings have been published in The Artist, UK (2000, 2002), L’ Art de l’ Aquarelle (2012)  and several other magazines.


I'll retire in due time, 40 x 30 cm, watercolour


RICHARD L. PRICE, NEWS

Richard Price is President and Signature Member of the North East Watercolor Society, and a Signature Member of the Central New York Watercolor Society. Born in the state of New York, he loves to paint the many moods of the New York landscape and the Atlantic Coast and the people who live there. He has learned from masters such as Tony Couch, Dominic Distefano, Lalit Masih and Mel Stabin and continues to study the works and writings of other artists.

“I think it is important that the viewer can share the artist’s emotions about a subject. I start with a realistic place or thing and use the color and energy of watercolor to express how the scene feels to me. I continually study design principles, color theories, drawing techniques and the works of other artists to allow me to express these things in new and exciting ways. My goal in painting is to become the best painter I possibly can. Although there is no end to this pursuit, it is a meaningful and long lasting motivation for an artist."


His paintings have won awards in many national and regional exhibitions in the US, including the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, the North East Watercolor Society International Exhibitions, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts National Exhibitions, the Cooperstown National Exhibitions and many others. His paintings are in private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Japan and Europe.


Jenny Lynn II, watercolour

Τρίτη, 25 Μαρτίου 2014

LORRAINE P. DIETRICH, IAF, NEWS, SCA

Born in Québec province, Canada, Lorraine P. Dietrich received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts Teaching from Université du Québec à Montréal (1975) and has been drawing and painting with transparent watercolours since 1988. The public appreciates the serenity of her paintings, whose dynamic, yet romantic compositions are based on observational drawings and combined with glowing and permanent colours on high quality papers. Flowers are her main inspiration because of their diversity, sensuousness and symbolism often related to the blossoming of life. She also paints still life subjects.
Her paintings have been exhibited in many countries and have won awards from eminent jurys in Canada and other countries. In 2012, she won the Grand Prize in Painting from Canadian Brushstrokes Magazine. In 2012, she was awarded Best Floral Realism and other awards by AAA. In 2010, she was awarded First Prize in Watercolour ant won other 4 international awards from the American Art Awards. Twenty-two countries participated and the Jury was 25 top notch galleries in the USA.
Selected as Finalist many times at their International Juried Exhibition at Kent Art Gallery, New-York area, she became in 2001 the first Signature member elected outside the USA by the North East Watercolor Society, a national organization. Her works are part of collections in Museums in Québec and private/corporate collections in America, Europe, Asia. She also had a recognition as a “Master Painter of the World” by the famous International Artist Magazine in its Canadian section. A flower has her name: “Hémérocalle Lorraine Dietrich”, a floral hybrid by D. Harrisson, horticulturist. Her works are exhibited on a permanent basis in many art galleries.


Signature Member  (1997), Life Member  (2003) and Emeritus Member of Institut  des Arts Figuratifs
Signature Member, North East Watercolor Society, USA (2001)
Signature Member of Society of Canadian Artists (2010)
Honorary Member of Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle (1999)


Instants de Bonheur, transparent watercolour, 56 x 38 cm

AHMET OGRAS

Ahmet Ogras  was born in 1961 in Balikesir , Turkey. After graduation from Middle East Technical University as a Civil Engineer in 1988,  he founded his own construction company and he has been working as a contractor since then.

In the pursuit of improving his painting skills, Ahmet Ogras has joined many workshops of famous watercolor artists such as Joseph Zbukvic, Alvaro Castagnet and David Taylor.  


It was the simplicity and poetry of watercolor painting that attracted Ahmet Ogras to the world of watercolor. He mainly selects his  subjects from both the city life and in nature.  Apart from realistic imagry and colors, he is interested in the influence of light while interpreting subjects in his paintings.



Yeni Cami, Istanbul, watercolour

RATHIN KANJI

Rathin KANJI, Kolkata based Indian artist was born in 1970. He was Visiting Research Fellow (Fulbright Scholar) School of Art & Design, University of Michigan USA in the year 2004. He did Post Graduation from Visva Bharati University, India in 2002. Received the Fulbright Fellowship,USA in 2004, Vermont Residency Fellowship, USA in 2004 and Junior Research Fellowship from Govt. of India (1998-2000). 

He did solo exhibitions at Gallery Threshold New Delhi, Gallery Sumukha Bangalore, Alliance Francaise Hyderabad & Chandigarh, Warren Robbins Gallery Ann Arbor USA, Holiday Inn Bangkok, Aicon Gallery Palo Alto & New York among others. Participated in group exhibitions in India,USA, Hong Kong, Bangkok, UK, Singapore, Romania, Spain, Greece, Germany, Morocco, Austria, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Argentina, Bolivia, Namibia, Dubai, Australia, France and Italy. He has participated International Art Fair in Dubai, Rome, New York, Miami and Hong Kong.

Kanji’s painting has been Auctioned in Sotheby’s New York; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong. The Library of Congress, Washington DC,USA and The National Library, Australia has his catalogue in their archive. The Times London published his interview in 2007 and his work published in Flash Art Magazine, Milan in 2008. His painting is in the collection of Museum of Art, Michigan, USA; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Bank of America, London among others.




The battle trap, watercolour, 16x25cm, 2008

Δευτέρα, 24 Μαρτίου 2014

Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS

He is a Signature member of the American and National Watercolor Society’s as well as several others including the New England Watercolor Society. He has studied with noted watercolorists including James Whatford, Tony Couch and Marshall Joyce NA AWS.

He has recently won the Honor Award at the Academic Association’s 64th Annual Exhibit, the Silver Medal at the 2014 New England Watercolor Society’s Juried Members Exhibition in Boston and was accepted into the 147th International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, to be held in April at the Salmagundi Club.

His was featured in the December 2011 / February 2012 issue of l’Art de Aquarelle and in the upcoming Splash 15, the Best of Watercolor. He teaches workshops throughout the United States and abroad.

Robert states:
“I have been painting in the watercolor medium for forty years. One of my main objectives in watercolor painting is to create light through the use of shadow. In painting ordinary images, I find a fascinating interplay between the two. The transparency of the medium helps in bringing shadows alive while allowing the light to glow.

     My recent paintings have emphasized close focus features of a particular subject giving the piece an almost abstract quality, with great attention placed on composition and value. I’ve also been exploring portraiture and figurative works. One of my objectives is to transform mundane, everyday scenes into beautiful works of art.”



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Σάββατο, 22 Μαρτίου 2014

LIM BEE TAT

Lim Bee Tat was born in Malaysia.   In 1996, he began a series of watercolor paintings themed "Fishing Village".  However, he felt that the work failed to illustrate the feelings he wanted to express.  In the search for inspiration, he decided to fully immerse himself in the beauty of Chinese classical music.  He tried to seek for ways to extract his innermost feelings and express these diverse emotions through music.  He hoped that these skills and emotions could be applied to his paintings.

About a decade, he played the two-stringed Chinese fiddle, Erhu, and with it set up his own unique painting style.  In his paintings, he tried to use different color tones to express different moods, it was as if by using different tones would capture the audience's sentiments.  He used exquisite brushwork to outline the scenery, occasionally also uses the color spilled method to tell the story behind the paintings.  He has learnt to be good at using appropriate space to let a person have more thinking room.


Recently, Lim has adopted dripping technique to illustrate his old days memories, his artwork are awaiting to be freely interpreted.  You can find more of his artworks at http://www.facebook.com/watercolor.limbeetat

Lim has participated in numerous exhibitions all over the world and he has won many International awards including Outstanding Watercolor award, January 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition; Dick Blick Award, the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia 2013 "Legacy", Colorado, USA; Shortlist Award, 18th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition of Thaichung City, Taiwan; The H. K. Holbein Creativity Award, 72nd Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Open International Exhibition, Seattle, Washington, USA.



Fishing Village No 52-  Bread and Butter II, watercolour, 30x40 cm

Παρασκευή, 21 Μαρτίου 2014

ZHOU TIANYA CAA, AWS, NWS

Zhou Tianya was awarded Bachelor’s Degree from Hubei Institute of Fine Art, he taught art at Jingchu Academy of Technology after graduation. Currently he lives and paints in Shenzhen, China and works, as curator of Luohu Cultural Center. also as Curator and Organizer of Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial.

He is a signature member of many watercolor and art societies, including the China Artists Association, American Watercolor Society ,National Watercolor Society. Tianya has won more than 50 major awards in national and international exhibitions, including the Bronze Medal Award of the 10th National Art exhibition, Excellence Award of 7th National Watercolor and Pastel Exhibition, Jack Richeson & Co. Purchase Award in the 89th Annual Exhibition and Watercolor West Reciprocal Award in the 93rd Annual Exhibition of National Watercolor Society, the First Place in the Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s 32nd International Exhibition and 2nd Place in the VII Vina del Mar Watercolor International Biennial in Chile...

His works are in mumerous public and private collections in China and abroad, including those of the National Art Museum of China, Zhengzhou Museum of Art, Hubei Museum of Art, Guanlan Museum of Art, Jack Richeson & Co. in USA ,the Enjoy Casino & Resort in Chile etc.

Zhou is also a well-known curator and author, who has successfully organized many international events in China, including Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial and Qingdao International Watercolor Salon. He edited several books has become China's best-selling watercolor books.




Prayer, watercolour, 41 x 31 cm



ROSA SEPPLE R.I. S.W.A


Rosa Sepple, born in London of Italian/British parents, living between Venice and London for many of her early years in the company of her Italian grandfather, artist, Salvatore Casagrande. Rosa is self taught, starting her career as an artist in the late nineties, producing, exciting, vibrant and highly original paintings in watercolour and collage.

 Elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 2004 and a member of the Society of Women Artists in 2009.  Rosa has private collectors worldwide, has exhibited in most of the major art exhibitions, Including the Royal Academy in London. The artist also has several solo shows in fine art galleries throughout the U.K during the year.

Recent awards include, The Herring Award for best figurative.  The Elizabeth Scott-Moore Award.  The Debra Manifold Award.  The Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Award.  The Andrew Hillier Award for creativity. Two Daler-Rowney Awards and The Adrian Hill Award.



Girl talk, watercolour, 30x40cm

ANTONIO BARTOLO

Born in southern Angola in 1962.
António Bártolo arrived in Portugal in the summer of 1975.

In 1976, he came to the Western Region and shortly after took up residence in Torres Vedras, near Lisbon, where he still lives and works.
In 1998 he made his first solo exhibition, with works in oil and watercolour.
Versatile artist, he likes all techniques, but it is in watercolour that has been most prominent.

Noted watercolourist, uses apparently simple aesthetics, in which we find splendid light effects that make him a poet of colour and memories.
Exhibits regularly since 1998 and he is represented in some public and private collections in Portugal and abroad.
He has participated in organizing international meetings of artists, in particular regarding the watercolour since 2006.
He is the author of the book “Diário de uma Cidade”, a book of watercolours of the city of Torres Vedras.
Nowadays beyond all of his artistic work, he teaches the fine art of watercolour



Vista para o Rossio, watercolour


XIDAN CHEN


Born in Shanghai in 1936. He is currently Director of the  Shanghai Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery, President of  Shenzhen Watercolour Society, member of China Artist Association, International Member of  Birmingham Watercolour Society, Honourary Member of Australian Watercolour Institute and Signature Member of National Watercolor Society.

Since 1956, a large number of paintings have been shown and won awards in national exhibitions. Many works have also been exhibited and well received in various international art shows, including exhibitions held in Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, United States, and France. Works have been regularly published by renowned publishing house within China. Both Shanghai TV and Hong Kong ATV have produced prime-time programs titled ‘Watercolourist Xidan Chen’.

After 1999, solo exhibitions, ‘Xidan Chen’s Watercolour’, were held in Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Paris. Works were collected not only by international art collectors, but also by many art galleries and museums including China Art Gallery and Guan Shan Yue Art Gallery.

Xidan Chen founded  Shanghai Watercolour Association (1979),  Shenzhen Watercolour Society (1999, where he has been acting as President)  and initiated and founded Shanghai Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery (where he is director). In 2010 he initiated and planned ‘Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Biennial Watercolour Exhibition’.
He was was elected as a member of China Centenary Watercolour Exhibition organizing committee (2006)
He has participated in numerous exhibitions all over the world: National Watercolor Society International 91st Exhibition (2011, NWS, California, USA), ‘Watercolour Exhibition - Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’ (2007, invited artist), ‘21st Century Watercolour’ (2008, RWS, UK, Winsor & Newton 3rd prize), Australian Watercolour Institute exhibitions, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour  (2011, 2012), 3rd International Watercolour Exhibition (2012, Bellagio, Italy), International Watercolour Biennial of Belgium (2012, Castle of Bourgogne, Belgium), China Master's Invitation Exhibition (2010) just to name some. In 2011 he was also awarded JJC Industries Wholesaler of Daniel Smith Manufactured Products Award.
April - June 2014, Co-curator, ACROSS THE WATER: CHINA - AUSTRALIA  Modern Masters of Watercolour. Work 'Street Stall' exhibiting in the show.
2012, Curator, administrator, and judge for the 2nd Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition
2013/14, Judge, World Watercolour Competition, organized by The Art of Watercolour magazine.



Quiet alley, Barcelonawatercolour, 41x31 cm



Πέμπτη, 20 Μαρτίου 2014

CLAUDE CARRETTA


A lover of drawing, I discovered watercolor in 1990 and I gradually developped a passion for the colors’game and the freedom with which the water disperses pigments and creates unexpected effects.

I'm looking mostly for atmospheres, highlighted in the first stage of creation, then, I give rise to the light in its full force by opposition with contrasts.

I strive to paint a range of topics to suit my interests: flowers, autumn leaves, rural and urban landscapes or marine themes.

I worked with the Belgian-Canadian master Roland Palmaerts, who appointed me Maître PALM'ARTS in May 2010.

I  was also 6 years long  president  of  the association Aquarelle Reims Evénement that works to promote watercolor by regular international exhibitions in REIMS, chief town of CHAMPAGNE.

Selected since 2008 for various international  exhibitions of watercolor  in Europe (France, Belgium, Greece and Bulgaria), I presented my works on several occasions  in Quebec and in the USA.



Nancy, watercolour

ANNA IVANOVA

Ivanova Anna was born in Kazan, Russia. 
She graduated from an art school in 1998, the class of Suyurov F.A., a member of The Painters Union of Russia. 
Anna earned her medical degree from Kazan State Medical University, the faculty of preventive medicine in 2008. Anna is a self-taught artist and she devotes all her free time to painting. 

Anna currently holds a teaching position at Moscow Pharmaceutical College and also works as a freelance painting artist. 

Anna's creative directions in art are the genres of portrait, landscape, still life and animals, and her favorite techniques are watercolor and oil. 

Exhibitions: A participant and a winner of Shanghai International Watercolour Biennial 2012
A participant of International Watercolour Biennial 2013, Turkey
A participant of The First Moscow Watercolour Festival 2013, Russia
A participant of The Biennial of St.Petersburg Watercolour sociaty 2013, Russia  
A participant and a winner of The Jubilee exhibition of Moscow Watercolour Sociaty 2013, 
Russia Invitation artist in World Watercolor Exhibition in Thailand 2014


Vladimir (brother), watercolour, 56x38cm, 2012





ANGUS McEWAN RSW RWS

In 1983 Angus McEwan went to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and did a Degree in Fine Art then a Post-Graduate Degree in Fine Art

Angus then did a postgraduate certificate in Secondary Education at Aberdeen’s Northern College, gaining a distinction.

Angus was then approached to do some part-time teaching at Dundee College, and currently teaches on the portfolio course, HNC contemporary Art practise, Computer Arts, BA Design & Creativity course and life drawing.  Angus continues to practise his art and has exhibited extensively throughout, UK, United States, Asia and Europe.


Angus has won many National and International awards including 2nd Prize, Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London; 1st Prize – International Prize, “Marche d’ Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012 and more recently in 2013 the Bronze award in the Shenzhen International watercolour Biennial, Shenzhen, China.


Coming apart at the seams, watercolour

Τετάρτη, 19 Μαρτίου 2014

ONG KIM SENG - BBM AWS DF NWS

Ong Kim Seng BBM AWS DF NWS is a Singaporean artist Ong of international status.  He was President of the Singapore Watercolor Society from 1991 to 2001.  He is currently Honorary President, in which capacity he interacts with other watercolor organisations internationally.  He has won six awards from the American Watercolor Society (AWS): the Paul B. Remmy Memorial Award in 1983, the Lucy B. Moore Award in 1988, the Clara Stroud Memorial Award in 1989, the Barse Miller Memorial Award in 1992, Winsor & Newton Award in 2000 and the Ida Wells Memorial Award in 2001.  He has been an active member of the American Watercolor Society since 1990 and was the first Asian outside the U.S.A. to be awarded membership.  Kim Seng was bestowed the Dolphin Fellowship of the AWS in 2000.

In 1991, he was awarded the Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts by the Ministry Of Information and the Arts, Singapore.  He won the Excellence for Singapore award presented by the Singapore Totalisator Board in 2000 , the Singapore Internationale by the Singapore International Foundation in 2001 and  the 2001 Arts Supporter Award presented by the National Arts Council. In 2004 he was conferred the Singapore National Day Award ,  the Public Service Star BINTANG BAKTI MASYARAKAT ( BBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore , H.E. Mr S.R Nathan.

Judge for two international Biennale in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennale , 2010 and 2012 .


Morning LIght , Nepal, watercolour, 73 x 53 cm , 2013

DAVID POXON R.I. , N.W.S.


David was born in the Industrial heartland of England, but now makes his home in the rural countryside of Shropshire. Over the years he has won many awards and accolades for the precision and craftsmanship of his pure watercolour paintings. In 2010 he was elected a full member of the exclusive Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, (the R.I.) who’s Patron is H.M.Queen Elizabeth. In 2012 he became a signature member of the National Watercolor Society of America (N.W.S). David has works in collections worldwide, has been the subject of  numerous articles in the art press and has authored two books on drawing techniques.

“I love to zoom in on abandoned corners or overlooked machinery, and  am continuously drawn to things and places that have worked hard for a living. These objects and scenarios seem to imbue something of the men that created them. Not just content to make things that were fit for purpose they also harbour a living character and aesthetic harmony which is both joyous and soulful .To capture the reality and essence of these moments in time, as nature reclaims them for her own, I consciously leave nothing out, and put nothing in, that is not there. I do this out of respect for those that have enriched our world with their astute craftsmanship.”



The day is gone, pure watercolour