Featured Artist Diane Jorstad

My preferred subject matter tends towards something with light, form and color. An apple is called red but if you look at it closely you will see a variety of colors and values.

Featured Artist Sandra Pearce

I still have much to learn from the great masters, as I do continue to study with the best. I don’t think I shall ever stop learning, reaching and growing–always hungry for more and never satisfied.

Featured Artist Nancy Lane

I want viewers to sense in my paintings the enveloping presence of the landscape—its rolling hills, its creatures, the water, the wind and the sunlight. I want them to feel a part of the paintings, remembering their own experiences with the outdoors.

Featured Artist Ellen Jean Diederich

I use my whole body to paint. In watercolor, to avoid fussiness (which will show up), I use a one-inch flat for almost all of my painting. It’s in my effort to twist and turn the brush so you can’t tell what brush I used that has affected my style the most.

Featured Artist Renee St. Peter

Learning the medium has been a life lesson in letting things happen as they will–the magic of watercolor is not what it does in the first five minutes, but what occurs as the paint has time to react with other colors around it to create new shades and tones.

Artist Showcase, Mid Winter 2019

Invited artists share some of their favorite works in diverse mediums for this Artist Showcase.

Artist Showcase, Winter 2019

Artist Showcase, Winter 2019 features a variety of artists and their favorite piece of art. Included are artist quotes and links to their websites.

Featured Artist Don Rankin

I think this is a great time to be a watercolor painter for we have so many wonderful toys from which to choose—new paints, new paper and the like.

Featured Artist Haylee McFarland

Everything I do is freehand. I never use rulers, compasses, magnifying glasses or computers. I primarily work in watercolor and pen and ink. My goal is to make the two mediums complement each other. I love the loose, almost messy watercolor, mixed with the intricate details that I hand draw on top.

Featured Artist Chuck Middlekauff

I am inspired by the road culture of the western United States and American culture in general—advertising art, toys, cartoons and comic books, Coke machines and windmills, cowboys, rock and roll and even my aging painting tools.

Artist Showcase, Autumn 2018

From mixed media to oil, photography, watercolor and even finger painting, the following artists share their passion for art by showcasing one of their favorite pieces of art.

Featured Artist Wendy Liang

I am especially fascinated by how watercolor can depict reflections so effectively and am so fascinated by it that I may enjoy painting the rippled reflections even more than the actual objects themselves.

Featured Artist Olivia Alexander

Single pigmented paints, many of which are transparent in nature, are among my favourites. Layer upon layer is built on the canvas, combined with inks and watercolours. The transparency allows each layer to peek through to the one above.

Featured Artist Steve Griggs

It is the freedom in my style that allows the viewer to eschew the literal and, instead, connect with the emotion that accompanies whatever story the painting is telling them.