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


October 2015 Featured Artist: Charlotte Landis

 From Charlotte: "Peace and tranquility in nature are what inspire my innermost being. As a child working with my parents maintaining our garden, I developed a lifelong fondness for the natural beauty that surrounds us. This love of nature motivated me to become a Master Gardener, and this appreciation has been the inspiration for my watercolor paintings. With new-found time in retirement, I have found that a closer look at the rhythm and patterns in all things compels me to paint. My intent is to bring attention to small things that we take for granted and invite the viewer to take a closer look.  
Watercolor is my preferred medium to interpret my environment. Each blank piece of paper is a source of excitement and challenge as I begin my exploration using the natural pigments. The time I enjoy in my studio is a source of endless happiness and ignites creativity within me. I am filled with joy when the finished painting brings pleasure to others."


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!