PVW, based in the Maryland/ Virginia/D.C. area, is a juried society of watercolor painters

We are a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the art and excellence of watercolor painting.
Our members include many watercolor instructors and artists who exhibit at prominent galleries, museums, and nationally acclaimed shows. Some serve as jurors; others give demonstrations and programs for art and community groups.

See what we're all about in this 10-minute video


February 2016 Featured Artist:  Jill Poyerd

As an artist, I am drawn to scenes from nature, whether as stand-alone landscapes or as backdrops for my figure work. I like to balance loose flowing color with selectively chosen details and, as in portrait work, I like to emphasize specific elements while letting the background effectively create the ambiance or emotional tone of the subject.
Whatever painting medium I choose, nature is my artistic example: the colors never conflict, the lighting is never “off,” and patterns are almost never predictable. As Michelangelo so aptly put it, ‘Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.’

view Jill's work

PVW Anniversary publication
now available as an ebook!

Celebrating our 40th anniversary, this beautiful book is filled with striking images of members' work along with descriptions of each artist's process. And now you can purchase a Kindle edition for only $5.99 from Amazon. (If you don't have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle app for most tablets and smartphones.) Check it out!