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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