Internationally recognized artist Carol Carter will be our Juror/Judge for the 48th Annual FWS Exhibition at the Harry P. Leu Gardens Welcome House. Carol will share her unique wet into wet style of painting. She has recently been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine and is currently on the Advisory Board for the “American Watercolor Weekly,” online publication by former Watercolor Artists Magazine editor and current Plein Air Magazine editor, Kelly Kane. For more information on Carol and her work, visit her website at: http://www.carol-carter.com.
Carol Carter is a longtime resident of St. Louis, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Washington University. Long admired in the St. Louis area, she earned National recognition in 2002 when her work was featured on the cover of New American Paintings Magazine. She stepped onto the international arts stage in 2002 with a solo Exhibition in Guayaquil, Ecuador, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. She has had solo Exhibitions in Norway, France, and the United States Virgin Islands. She was an Artists In Residents Fellow at the Everglades National Park in 2010. Crate & Barrel and Verizon Wireless recently added her to their collections. Tower Hill Botanic Floral Invitational exhibited her work in 2017, as well as Dissent Invitational, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A retrospective of her work was held at Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL in Sept 2017. She is an Ambassador for Da Vinci Paint. . She teaches workshops internationally and is juror and lecturer. She led a workshop to Morocco in 2017 one in Cuba in 2018.
Water is an enduring presence in Carol Carterʼs watercolor and acrylic paintings. Having grown up in Florida, she sees water as an evocative backdrop, resonant in contrasts that illuminate the human condition. Using vibrant, saturated colors, she plays upon the dualities present in nature in images of swimmers, lush landscapes, insightful portraits and botanical studies.
Carrie Waller, AWS
Award winning artist, Carrie Waller AWS, will be our Online Juror/Judge. Carrie is joining us all the way from Japan, where she currently lives. She is known for her unique still lives painted in a more realistic style, and has won numerous awards internationally. She has been a featured artist in Watercolor Artist Magazine, as well as appeared in Splash 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19. For more information on Carrie and her work, visit her website at: http://carriewallerfineart.com.
Carrie Waller is a watercolor artist working in a realistic, detailed style. Her training in Interior Design and her studies in Graphic design as well as her time spent living in Europe and Asia have influenced her as an artist. Her unique works are bold, vibrant and dramatic.
Carrie is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society and Mid-Southern Watercolorists. She teaches workshops and private classes. She is also a co-host and contributor for the Artists Helping Artists #1 Blog Talk Radio art podcast.
Carrie has won numerous awards and has had works published in many publications including The Watercolor Artist Magazine, with an interview, a step by step gallery and a large representation of her work. She has also been published in The Art of Watercolour, Pratique des Arts, and The Artist’s Magazine as a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition. Her painting “Banned” received the Dana Bartlett top award in the NWS member exhibition. “Celebration” received the Gold Medal award in the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 44th Annual Juried Exhibition. Her work has also been published in Splash 14, Light and Color; The Best of Watercolor and Splash 16: Exploring Texture, Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects and Splash 18: Value Celebrating Light and Dark.
I have always had a fascination with watercolor. The difficulty of the medium challenges me and the transparent layering cannot be replicated with any other medium. I challenge myself to push the medium by creating saturated colors and let the white of the paper sparkle through to create my dramatic lights. I love the process of being a still life painter. Conceptualizing the perfect painting in my head, the hunt for the props, setting up my finds in a dramatic composition, utilizing natural lighting and seeing my idea come to life. My intention is for the viewer to be captivated by the beauty and light of the piece and for it to give them an amazing visual experience. My goal is to make the ordinary, extraordinary.
Steve Rogers, AWS, NWS, FWS
Discovering the Pure Joy of Intuitive Abstract Painting – Fluid Acrylic and Mixed Water Media
Join Steve as we discover the pure Joy of painting intuitive Abstract Painting with Golden Fluid Acrylics and Watercolor Pencils and Crayons. Letting go and realizing that there are no rules depends entirely on understanding Design and Color Theory and these will be thoroughly explained and illustrated. Then the fun begins. Lots of intuitive painting time with help finding your direction and finally what it takes to pull and Abstract together.
Painting Plein Air With Vladislav Yeliseyev
Vladislav will share with his best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point of view” followed by important value sketching and composition. The day will start with the detailed demonstration and lesson. Special attention will be given to the choice of colors which may be different from what’s there, and loose painterly style watercolor technique. You will learn the disciplined approach to step by step process. Starting from the sketch to the finishing touches, the values and how to work with them will be revealed. You will also learn how to add imaginary details to your painting and make it more vibrant. Each student will receive individual instructions at the easel while creating their own painting.