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Παρασκευή, 13 Ιουνίου 2014

Sylvie Griselle

My training was attending lectures by watercolourist Thionvillois for two years. Thereafter I conducted workshops and internships. I participated in many exhibitions and competitions that have brought me to the days of honorable awards both in France and abroad .

From 1980 to 1985 I exhibited in several galleries (Nancy , Strasbourg , Thionville , Basel) . 

My artistic activity was discontinued in the 90s for professional reasons and it was not until 2011 that I could take the brushes.

From 2012 I have participated in many events on watercolor such qu'Uckange , Namur, the Biennale de Saint Pol de Léon , Montgermont , and also the festival Gaillon I also attend the show this Confluences in Aiguillon fall.

My passion for watercolor inspired me to explore the different techniques in the landscape, animal theme , but it is especially the portrait that inspires me. I try to translate with this amazing medium of watercolor , emotions and feelings of my characters.

La petite tibetaine, watercolor

Laurence Ghislain

Artist in the soul, already every girl I had appropriated this art that is the drawing. 

As time goes by and while growing, my master's degree became refined and my desire to put colors on this blank page hatched by pencil strokes invaded me. Only the watercolor answered my waits.  

Free and magic the creative water subjected me. The watercolorist tightrope walker has from then on respite only to confront there. Ceaselessly amazed by the magic of the watercolor, her effects, her lights, her intensities, I pursue my begun journey 20 years ago. I learn every day of a so rich, so surprising technique. 

Every watercolor is a moment of grace.  My only wish is to make it to you share and to invite you to a festival of colours …

L' embellie, watercolor

Peggy Morgan Stenmark AWS, NWS

Peggy Morgan Stenmark has painted fulltime for 15 years, specializing in watercolors and acrylics.

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the Colorado Watercolor Society.

Her work has been featured in Watercolor and Watercolor Magic magazines.

She was a contributing artist to the book Creative Freedom, edited by Maggie Price, published in 2013.

Peggy taught at the Art Student’s League of Denver for six years and has taught workshops in Colorado and California for many years.

Her work has won numerous awards including from the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the Colorado Watercolor Society.

Her work is represented by The Gallery at frame shop:creede.

Mining equipment II, watercolor

Boris Dragojevic

Boris Dragojevic was born in 1956 in Cetinje, Montenegro. 

He graduated at Academy of fine Arts in Belgrade in 1983.  

He finished post graduate studies in 1986. 

He is member of  ULUS since 1984. He lives and works in Belgrade.

Time, watercolor

Binnur Cavusoglu

According to me watercolor itself which is transparent and has got poetry inside, is the best expression technique compare to all kinds of art. It's full of surprises.
Transparency and liquidity of watercolor requires control therefore it races against time. Boats, harbors, sea, streets , fields, briefly everything that brightens with light constitute my themes.

Binnur Cavusoglu was born in Istanbul. After she completed her interior design education she had worked on hospital, hotel and restoration projects. Also she used watercolor technique in her projects which was the common expression technique in 80's.  she attended Isil Ozisik, Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic's workshops. 

In 2012 she won the outstanding prize with 'Haydarpasa Railway Station' which is sponsored by Bold Brush Faso. She also participated in local and foreign exhibitions. 

Lighthouse sile, watercolor

Linda Baker AWS, NWS

“Capturing the extraordinary light that transforms a subject almost to abstraction is a main objective in creating my watercolors. My love of white and the soft nuances of gray along with the richness of earth tones make up my subtle palette” says artist Linda Baker. 

As a full time artist, she creates originals, reproduces a line of giclees and has two instructional videos available through Creative Catalyst Productions, along with jurying and teaching workshops both nationally and Internationally.

Her paintings appear in the Splash series along with the Artistic Touch and The Best of  Watercolor Artists by Konstantin Sterkhov.

She has been featured in American Artist, The Artist Magazine, L’Aqarelle and the American version The Watercolor Magazine. Her awards include the Adirondacks, Fallbrook Signature Exhibition along with the National Watercolor Society, and the American Watercolor Society. Her work was featured in the Shanghai Biennial in China, and is currently on display in the Shenzhen International.

She currently resides in Charleston South Carolina in the United States of America.

Fractured Light, watercolor


Chanont Wangpuchakane graduated in the aerospace engineering, Kasetsart University in 2004. 

With his passion in arts, he took another degree in applied art, interior design, Bangkok University. 

Currently, he’s working as a mechanical design engineer and his part-time works as a sketch artist and interior designer. 

Watercolor has been the main medium for rendering the interior presentation and that’s where he started painting watercolor. 

His painting style was to capture the mood and atmosphere of the urban and townscape with not much detail. Light, shadow, smoke, and etc are easily found in his paintings.

Memorial Bridge, watercolor


Kathleen Conover earned her Bachelor of Art Degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and her Master of Arts Degree from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

As a signature member of many art associations, including the American Watercolor Society-Dolphin Fellow (AWS-DF), National Watercolor Society (NWS), Watercolor Honor Society (WHS), International Society of Experimental Artists-Nautilus Fellow (ISEA-NF) and Transparent Watercolor Society-Master status (TWSA), Kathleen Conover is often invited to jury national and international exhibitions.

Her paintings have won over 100 awards in juried competitions including:  Silver Medal of Honor in AWS, Mary Bryan Memorial Medal of Honor in AWS,  Potomic Valley  Watermedia Award in NWS, Best of Show Skyledge Award in TWSA, Best of Show Gracie Award in ISEA, Judges Award in Watercolor USA, and Best of Show Award in the California Watercolor Society. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum and private collections throughout the world.

Kathleen Conover's innovative watermedia work has been featured in many magazines and books. The most recent inclusions are: Watercolor Artist Magazine (FW Media, Jan./Feb. 2012), Watercolor Magazine (Interweave Publishers, Fall 2011), and Splash 11; New Directions (North Light Books, 2010),  Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists (North Light Books, 2009).

Towers of Cappadocia, watercolor

Jayson Yeoh Choon Seng MOWS

Born in 1963 in the Malaysian state of Kedah, Jayson Yeoh is a self-taught watercolor artist. His artworks have been selected for both local and international juried exhibitions.

His artwork "Serenity" won the Second Place of Founders Award in the 2013 International Watermedia "Legacy" Exhibition of The Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, USA. A few of his greatest awards are “The Wittnauer Watch Award” of 87th Annual Open Juried Exhibition by The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor 2012, and also “Award of Distinction” of Missouri International  Annual Open Juried Exhibition 2013.

In 2014, he has won the Artist Merit Award at the International Annual Open Exhibition by the Missouri Watercolor Society, USA. Recently, he has been awarded Signature Status by the MOWS.

He is currently a member of the Contemporary Malaysian Watercolorists Association (CMWA) , Singapore Watercolour Society (SWS) and the Penang Watercolour Society (PWCS).

Jayson Yeoh has actively participated in numerous exhibitions all over the world. He has been invited as guest of honor to “The 3rd GNWP China, Shanghai Exhibition” of China and “The World Watermedia Exposition” of Thailand 2014.  
His works are among the collections of Citibank Malaysia, Mr. Roland Folger the President & CEO of Mercedes- Benz, and also Mr.Lim It Leang the owner of The Art  Brush Studio at Langkawi.

Despite all these achievements, he is determined to persistently pursue greater heights and achievements in the art of watercolour painting.

Accumulate 13, watercolor

Daniel Napp

Daniel Napp was born 1974 in Nastätten, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany). 

After upper secondary school he studied design at Münster University of Applied Sciences with a major in illustration. He received his university diploma in spring of 2002.

Since 2006 he works as a freelance illustrator and artist in the studio community at Hafenstraße, Münster. His illustrations have been displayed in numberous exhibitions. His drawings and plein air painted watercolours are featured in »Strokes of Genius 6« and »Splash 16: Best of Watercolor«.

Watergate on Dortmund Ems canal, watercolor

Πέμπτη, 12 Ιουνίου 2014


Congratulations to all selected artists!
You can see the results in :

You will shortly receive an email with directions to follow.

Chris Krupinski AWS, NWS

Chris Krupinski is an accomplished watercolor artist winning more than 100 national awards and honors in the United States. 

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and an elected member of Allied Artists to name a few. 

Chris was invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Comtemporary International Watermedia Masters in Nanjing China in 2007, 2010, and 2012. She also had paintings selected for the 2nd Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition in 2012 and the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial, China in 2013. Chris was selected as a juror for the IWS Biennial in Cappadocia, Turkey in 2014.

Chris has been published in major watercolor publications worldwide and has been a featured artist in numerous leading national art magazines. She will be a featured artist in the January 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

Her paintings are primarily Still Lifes with the focus on design and color. But, she creates her paintings with special consideration to detail. The attention to detail draws the viewer into the intricacies of her work. 

Dynamic light and shadow treatments are prominent statements in her paintings. The play of lights and darks develop effective abstract design. Emphasizing the visual constrasts has enabled her to create powerfully expressive Still Lifes and bold compositions.

Oranges on a quilt, watercolor

R Mike Nichols SDWS

Artist Member of the California Art Club (CAC)
Signature Member of San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS)
Juried Member of Watercolor West (WW)
Member National Watercolor Society (NWS)
Member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA)
Artist Member of Riverside Art Museum (RAM)

"Watercolorist"-Eau en Couleurs International Watercolour Biennial 2014

"Lilly and the Bottlebrush" (2009), "Three Palms" (2011) and "The Curious World of Reynaldo & his Twist of Lime Suit" (2014)-NWS Members Show
"Followed While Floating"-Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 31st Annual International Juried Exhibition 2010
"Three Palms"-Butte County Watercolor Exhibition 2010-cover art exhibition postcard and "Aloe Again"- Butte County Watercolor Exhibition 2011-Ann Pierce Award
"Reflective Floating"-31st Annual (SDWS) International Exhibition-2011, "Blue Koi"-32nd Annual SDWS International Exhibition-2012 and "Topsy Turvy"-33rd Annual SDWS International Exhibition-2013
Northwest Watercolor Society's 72nd Annual Open International Exhibition-2012-"Balboa Park Turtles"

"Topsy Turvy" - 92nd Annual Open Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society-2012
"Watercolorist"- 45th Annual Watercolor West Juried Exhibition 2013-Ampersand Supply Award

"Mystery Man'-Splash 14-Light & Color and "Time for My Walk"-Splash 16-Textures

Quorra by the gate, watercolor

Lian Gang

Born in 1960 in Shanghai, he has the sub-senior (national secondary artist) technical title. He is now a member of the Chinese Artists Association, a member of Shanghai Artists Association, as well as the postgraduate tutor of School of Apparel & Art Design of Donghua University.

His works were awarded prizes on many occasions, among which, his “Kiln Series - porcelain source" was awarded the China National Art Prize; his Starting Board was awarded the Bronze Prize at the 6th National Watercolor and Pastel Art Works Exhibition, and his work Fugue was granted the Sliver Award at the 7th National Watercolor and Pastel Art Works Exhibition, and his painting Rhythm was awarded the first prize at the 14th Shanghai “Jiangnan Spring” Exhibition.

His painting Rhythm now is collected by the National Art Museum of China. His work Leisure is collected by Shanghai Municipal People's Government, his Fugue and Love Release are collected by Shanghai Art Museum, and his watercolor painting Star Village is collected by Australia's Armidale Museum.

The most beautiful village in China, watercolor

Albertas Krajinskas

Albertas Krajinskas was born in Varniai, Lithuania in 1956.

He studied design at the Vilnius Art Academy from 1974 till 1979.  

As of 1981 he worked as a designer. In past he used to design objects of small plastic art, modern furniture, graphic design, textile articles. 

A.Krajinskas has been lately reconstructing models of old fishing boats of the Curonian Lagoon. From 1985 he returned to watercolours oil and acrylic paintings. 

The favourite motifs of the artist’s works are the life scenes of the Curonian fishermen and boats. Special interest -historical shipping visual sign systems.

Curonian landscape, watercolor

Denis Chabault

After a career in embroidery design, creating cross-stitch designs for kits, publishing companies, books and also embroidery magazines, now I am mostly focusing in watercolor painting only.

Living with my family in a small village in the south-west of France, my work is directly inspired by nature.
I paint mostly flowers and landscapes,

Many of my paintings are commonly published in different magazines, as step-by-step tutorials explaining the watercolor process.

Catalane, watercolor

Manuel García

Manuel García, Píntag-Ecuador 1956

Museo Banco Central-Loja, Museo Banco Central Cuenca, Museo Banco Central-Riobamba, Museo Municipal Alberto Mena Caamaño-Quito, Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno-Cuenca, Accademia Di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci- Italia, Centro Cultural de la Universidad Católica-Quito, I Encuentro de Acuarelistas Hispanoamericanos-Venezuela, II Bienal Nacional de Acuarela Casa de la cultura Ecuatoriana-Tungurahua-Ecuador, II Trienal Internacional de Acuarela-Santa Marta Colombia, V Exposición Internacional Hispacuarela-Cádiz España, VIII Bienal Internacional de la Acuarela “Alfredo Guati Rojo-México, III Bienal Nacional de Acuarela Casa de la Cultura Ambato-Ecuador, III Trienal Internacional de Acuarela- Santa Marta Colombia, I Bienal Hispanoamericana de Acuarela (AEDA) Madrid-España, II Bienal Internacional de Acuarela, organizada por Qhuangua Watercolour Art Gallery,  Shangay-China

I Premio III Bienal Nacional de Acuarela Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Ambato-Ecuador, III Premio IV Bienal Nacional de Acuarela Casa de Cultura Ecuatoriana Ambato-Ecuador. Ganador  V Concurso Internacional de Cultura, Artes Plásticas, organizado por Antorcha Cultural; Feria 2009, Mendoza-Argentina

Chagra, watercolor

Pasqualino Fracasso NWS, NEWS

I was born in 1973 and I live in Aosta Valley - Italy. I studied as aerospace engineer. 

I started painting 10 years ago because I felt this passion and when I started I felt immediately my inclination to this art. So, I studied with an Italian watercolorist that gave me the bases and then I studied as self-taught.

In 2008  I started to exhibit in national exhibitions and then in 2009-2010 I was selected as signature member in the Italian Watercolor Society (AIA) and in english Birmingham Watercolor Society (BWA). The same year I started with international exhibitions (Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, USA). 

In 2013 I became a NWS signature member and a NEWS signature member (North East Watercolor Society).

Since 2010 I’m engaged with workshops around Italy and Europe.

New York shapes, watercolor

Jūrate Bučmytė

Jūrate Bučmytė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1958.
1976-1981 she studied architecture at the Vilnius art Academy. 

She worked as an architect-restorer between 1981 and 1985. 

She has been a member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association and a free-lance artist since 1986.  J.Bučmytė designs furniture, modern jewellery,mini textile, graphic design.

The artist reverted to the watercolour drawings, painting, and ethnic culture studies as of 1986. The prevailing motifs in the artist’s creative work are the old wooden architecture of the Curonian Spit, sceneries of the sea and the lagoon littorals, also, the old town of Vilnius.

Vilnius Hills, watercolor

Open Call - Results of the Jury

The results of the Jury are as follows
**name (in bold)  and selected painting(s) (in parentheses) for each artist**  :

Jurate Bucmyte    (Vilnius Hills) 

Pasqualino Fracasso (1. New York shapes, 2. Some little yellow cabs)

Manuel Garcia (1. Chagra, 2. Paso del tiempo)

Ghislaine Laurence (L'embellie)

Jayson Yeoh  (1. Accumulate13, 2. Accumulate14)

Albertas Krajinskas  (Curonian Landscape)

Liang Gang  (1. About Penang, 2. The most beautiful village in China)

R Mike Nichols  (Quorra by the gate)

Chanont  Wangpuchakane (MemorialBridge)

Yanlong  Song  (Recalling the Village)

Javier Zorilla (Calle de Madrid)

Chabault Denis (Catalane)

Rukiye Garip  (Teasel)

Griselle Sylvie (La petite tibetaine)

Morales Puigserver Anna (The girl in the flower dress)

Rygel May Hege   (My room)

Nicole Zeimet  (1. Cold morning, 2. Paris Pace du Tertre)

Chanthep Phatcharaphan  (1. Roses In The Afternoon, 2. Roses In The Morning)

Igor Sava   (1. Crimea, 2. San Marco)

Tam Kwan Yuen (1. Next Stop Milan, 2. Next Stop Milan)

Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz  (1. Bus stop II, 2. Bus stop III)

Ann Mc Cartney  (The cape 2)

Binnur Cavusoglu   (Lighthouse sile)

Chris Krupinski  (1. Oranges On A Quilt, 2. Pears And Stripes)

Daniel Napp  (Watergate on Dortmund Ems canal)

Suha Ozkoral  (Haydarpasa train station)

Wazir Naveed Ali   (1. Untitled 1, 2. Untitled 2)

Massimiliano Iocco   (The beach)

Conover Kathleen  (Towers of Cappadocia)

Dragojevic Boris    (Time)

Marjanovic Sasa   (1. Stairs, 2. Thinker)

Vujovic Silva   (Warehouse)

Ali Abbas Syed   (Lal ki sadda)

Peggy Stenmark  (Mining Equipment II)

Martine Vanparijs  (1. Peaceful, 2. Surprised)

Linda Baker   (Fractured light)

We have to state that the level of the submitted artworks was very high and it was very difficult for the jurors to make their selections. 

Τρίτη, 20 Μαΐου 2014


Jocelyne Chauveau was born in a little city located in the Centre of France. There, she lived in contact with nature durind her childhood, marked by a passion for the arts and for drawing.  She also developed her tastes and her art interests, and Nature still guides her works as a painter today.

She firstly studied classical languages (latin and greek) at university, before turning to Art History and Archeology (with a Master in Contemporary Art in Paris I – Sorbonne), and worked in literature and edition.

In the 1990s, she took up drawing again, and discovered watercolour with some masters  (Cao Bei-An, Roland Palmaerts and Marie-Line Montécot). With passion, softness and poetry, the artist depicts various subjects, from the human figure, portraits and nudes, painted in wet-on-wet, to the abstract landscape. The colours and contrasts create a succession of rythms that suggest, more or less accurately, the essence of her work.

Jocelyne Chauveau is also workshop instructor during art fairs and exhibitions. She has been taking part in many exhibitions in France, Belgium, Swiss, Japan and Canada and has won many awards since the early 2000’s (Fondation Taylor’s member in 2006).

Rêverie aux Minimes , watercolor

Escoda Brushes are supporting and sponsoring Watercolor International II

We are happy to announce that Escoda Brushes will be supporting and sponsoring "Watercolor International II" in Thessaloniki.
This is another proof of the continuing support of Escoda Brushes (the best brushes for the watercolor painters) to the watercolor artists worldwide!

Κυριακή, 18 Μαΐου 2014


Gerda Mentens did her art studies in Antwerp /Belgium and has been working as a teacher in Antwerp and as an artist since 35 years.
She teaches intuitive and analytical watercolour and drawing classes en seminars  in Belgium, the Netherlands and France.
Her work was exhibited in many national and international exhibitions, she won several awards, national and abroad.
Also she worked as a member of juries and her work was in several magazines.   
Her technic is full of light, contrasts and structures . She likes outdoor and indoor colourful themes: street views, working people, …
She has her own watercolour painting group: DUM PINGO VIVO: “as long I paint , I live…”.
She loves drawing and painting with watercolour, everyday!!!
And of course my first book with a lot of painting with watercolours and drawings!!!

Cafe Sport, watercolor


Catherine De Ryck is a Belgian artist born in 1981.
She works and lives in Belgium.
After being trained by some of the best contemporary watercolour artists, she has developed her own mark, immediately recognizable and full of poetry and emotion.

The artist takes part in personal and group exhibitions in her own country and overseas:
•             Belgium (European Confederation of Watercolour Societies, European Academy of Arts, International Watercolour Biennial – Belgium, Salon de l’Aquarelle de Belgique, Printemps de l’Aquarelle de Libramont, Belgian Watercolour Institute ...);
•             China (Shanghai International Zhujiajiao Watercolour Biennial 2010)
•             France (Aquarell’Eure Festival, Confluences, Banyuls-sur-Mer Watercolour Biennial, Toulouse Watercolour Biennial, Narbonne Watercolour Biennial, European Academy of Arts in Paris, …) ;
•             Guest of Honour for the International Art Meeting in Brie (October 2012) ;
•             United Kingdom (Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 2011 – 2013, Eden Court Exhibition for Camille’s Appeal in Inverness, Scotland, 2013 ;
•             United States (Pennsylvania Watercolour Society) ;
•             Canada (Academia XXI Gala, International Academy of Fine Arts in Quebec) ;
•             Greece (invited artist, SKETBE and Myro Art Gallery, 2012) ;
•             Italy (Tuscany Tour 2012, Fabriano in Acquarello 2013) ;
•             Portugal (Encontro Internacional de Aguarela Santa Cruz 2013) ;
•             Spain (Exposición Internacional de Acuarela in Roquetas de Mar - Almería 2013, Muestra Internacional de Acuarela Dos Hermanas 2012, Biennal de Nuevas Técnicas de Acuarela en Caudete 2012).
•             …

Exhibiting her works has won her several awards:
•             City of Brie’s Prize, 9th International Art Meeting, France, 2012.
•             Athena Prize of the Academia XXI Gala, International Academy of Fine Arts in Quebec, Canada, 2011.
•             Public Award, International Academy of Fine Arts in Quebec, Canada, 2010.
•             Winner of the Young Talents Contest, European Confederation of Watercolour Societies, 2010.
•             Finalist, Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 2010.
•             Vermeil Medal and Great Prize of the European Academy of Arts 2009.
•             Vermeil Medal, First Prize of Honour for the International Elite, Belgian Minister of Defense's Prize, City of Charleroi Cup, International Great Prize of Fine Arts in Wallonia (Belgium), 2007.
•             …
Public and private collections in Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom and in the United States.

She is a workshop instructor, a member of the Belgian Watercolour Institute and other art societies, and she officiates as a judge for art competitions.

Her work has been featured in several art magazines, including Pratique des Arts, The Art of Watercolour), Art’Issime, Plaisirs de Peindre, Peindre & Dessiner … and during TV interviews.


Angela Barbi was born in Girona, Spain, she also lived for three years in The Netherlands as a child.

From a very young age she started drawing and painting, later on she received tuition in classical drawing and expressionistic painting, followed the anthroposophical school of Rudolf Steiner and Beppe Assenza that follow the theory of colour by Goethe. She recently visited the Goetheannum University in Basel, Switzerland, and was deeply inspired by the Works of art observed and the training offered. She has also followed training with Nicholas Simmons on several occasions. Her style is expressionistic and abstract as she's more interested in the effect and combination of colour than in depicting reality. However she's a great lover of portrait painting too.

For over 25 years she was a teacher at a secondary school, combining the painting with her teaching tasks. During those years she acted as the international coordinator of the EWE Project (European Work Experience Exchange) between Spain and Great Britain, following this activity with groups of Young adults for 8 years with Stockport (Manchester).

At present she manages her own business EPC ART COURSES that organizes watercolour painting holidays in Spain and other countries, tutored by several of the bestrenown watercolourists in the world.

She has exhibited in several collective and individual exhibitions in Spain, France and Turkey, she’s the member of a number of art societies and she has been a juror for the IWS International contests (2013 & 2014), the International Watercolour Society (IWS). She’s now the coordinator of IWS Spain and continues to collaborate with the other IWS delegations worldwide.

Original soul, watercolor

Παρασκευή, 16 Μαΐου 2014

Partnership with the Biennial of Watercolour in Estaimpuis: Eau en Couleurs

We are very glad to announce the partnership and cooperation of Watercolor International II (the first Biennial of Watercolor in Thessaloniki, Greece), with the Biennial of Watercolour in Estaimpuis: Eau en Couleurs (http://www.internationalwatercolourbiennial.com/).

Σάββατο, 3 Μαΐου 2014


Signature Member of Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle

Works of Odette Feller are a result of intuitive colours and shapes. The choice of subject comes from her inspiration. From colour association and shapes, Odette Feller gradually gives life to her subject and combines the techniques of positive and negative watercolour techniques. 

A new world then appears. After the magic of mixing and mingling different colors on the surface, a kind of "puzzle" is formed by defining shapes and layering contrasts. 

The subject is free. Details will complete the picture. The first brushstrokes are left natural, and loose basic washes are kept, but anchored to the forms in the background. Imagination and original style are some features in her semi-abstract compositions.

The artist has participated in numerous exhibitions and symposiums in Europe and the province of Quebec (Canada). She presents workshops (all levels) in Belgium, France and Canada. Her works have been published in many art magazines. In 2009, Odette Feller presented her latest instructional DVD entitled " « Aquarelle: Peindre en Négatif ». She won awards and honors, including the Gold Medal of the Painters of the Century in Arles, France; First Prize in Watercolor in Aiguillon, France and the Jean-Paul Ladouceur Award, Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle. She is represented in art galleries in Europe and Quebec.

Three Ladies, watercolour, 20 x 16 inches


Signature Member of the Société Canadienne de l’Aquarelle
Honorary Member of the Institut des Arts Figuratifs

Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1953, Roland Palmaerts comes from a family of painters. He won First prize in the National Competition « Tintin» at the age of six. Roland Palmaerts studied at The Athenaeum, at the Institut Saint-Luc and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he won First prize in drawing and watercolour. In 1972, the artist engages in the Belgian armed forces as a para-commando. Roland Palmaerts moved to Canada in 1980 where he first worked as a designer and illustrator with major advertising agencies. But he also painted and the success of his art exhibitions lead him to devote himself exclusively to painting and teaching workshops. In 1990, a book of 120 pages about his works is published by Editions De Mortagne : « Palmaerts, l’homme, l’artiste ». Ulysse Publications published his instructional book in 2009 " Le monde de la couleur ». For his 60 years Birthday, this Master of Watercolor has made a Guinness World Record in Arches in France in October 2013 : 60 watercolors in 60 hours without interruption !

Roland Palmaerts has over two hundred exhibitions to his credit, mainly in Canada and Europe. He was part of more than 125 television programs and has designed and marketed several artistic products including two instructional videotapes translated into four languages. Roland Palmaerts is also a member of the European Institute of Watercolour (IEA) and was president of the Institut des Arts Figuratifs (IAF) from 1990 to 1997. In 2008, the Mazarine Academy awarded him the Medal of Merit and Dedication to the Arts. He also won the First prize, category Acrylic, in Salon de la Figuration 2000 at Musée Laurier in Canada; the Silver Medal of the Creators of the Century, in Arles, France. "Twenty years of watercolor were needed to control the speed, shapes, transparency, light and some truths that I want to share. " Symbolic meanings transposed in his works allow he artist to continue and confirm his philosophy. Palmaerts tells us: "As an artist , I try first to make the invisible into visible. I hope that this way, we hear music and paintings." He is represented by several art galleries in Canada and his works are collected in many countries.

La Rochelle, watercolor