Artist Galleries

Tom Fong

Featured 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 for a schedule of his upcoming workshops and demonstrations.

"Yosemite Waterfalls"
“Yosemite Waterfalls”

Barbara Nechis A.W.S.

Featured Artist Winter 2010

Napa Valley artist Barbara Nechis has been a leading voice in the last three decades of watercolor painting. Her books Watercolor: The Creative Experience (1979) and Watercolor from the Heart (1993) have taught thousands of artists to let loose with free flowing creativity using her ground-breaking techniques. For workshop schedules (and more) visit her website

"Untitled" (detail)
“Untitled” (detail)

Tony van Hasselt A.W.S.

Featured Artist 2009 (Q3)

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!


Dong Kingman (1911-2000)

Featured Artist Tribute Fall 2009

Dong Kingman painted American city life using a unique blend of eastern and western watercolor techniques. His first book The water colors of Dong Kingman,: And how the artist works (1958) introduced the world to his colorfully calligraphic style. Read more in our Fall 2009 tribute to Dong Kingman.

“Lakeside Morning” (detail)

Tony Couch A.W.S.

Featured Artist 2009 (Q2)

An all time best selling book, Tony Couch’s Watercolor, You Can Do It! is the defacto textbook in several college art departments.
Tony has won over 70 awards and teaches 5-day workshops across the USA. His 10 “How to” watercolor painting and drawing videos have inspired thousands of artists worldwide. Click here for his workshop schedule!

"Colores de Taxco"
“Colores de Taxco”

Frank Webb A.W.S. (DF) N.W.S.

Featured Artist 2009 (Q1)

Frank has conducted workshops worldwide and in all 50 states. A dolphin fellow (DF) of the American Watercolor Society and a member of the National Watercolor Society, he has authored three watercolor books and five videos. He is one of the “20 Great Watercolor Teachers”(American Artist Magazine, Watercolor).

"Tokyo Express"
“Tokyo Express”

Nicholas Simmons

Featured 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.

"Sugarbush 2"
“Sugarbush 2”

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"
“Old Mount Vernon Station”

Chris Roberts

Featured 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"
“While in New Mexico”

Sterling Edwards

Featured 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)
“Lady of the Ivy Gate”
(detail w/graphic)

Meredith Dillman

Featured 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"
“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.

"French Bistro"
“French Bistro”

Judi Russell

Featured 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.”

"In the Reeds (detail)"
“In the Reeds (detail)”

Sue Dickinson

Featured Artist 2005

“There is no room for error with watercolour. Once it is on the paper, it is almost impossible to remove—so 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)"
“Cottage In The Winter (La Valari)”

Vasile Popescu

Featured 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.”

"Wine Country"
“Wine Country”

Maud Durland

Featured 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.”

"Orange Wall"
“Orange Wall”

Milind Mulick

Featured 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!”

"Crested Butte Reflections, Crested Butte Colorado"
“Crested Butte Reflections, Crested Butte Colorado”

Krys Gieskieng

Featured 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.”

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"Monet's Garden" (prints available)
“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

"Little Haven"
“Little Haven”

Zoltan Szabo

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"
“The Path Chosen”

Greg Conley

I 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

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