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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.
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Featured Artist for April - Ray Goodrow
As a watercolor painter, I try to capture in my own work what I admire in others – movement, emotion, a sense of place. Achieving spontaneity and movement is always a goal – sometimes achieved by allowing water the freedom to travel its own path. A favorite painting may emerge from the edge of chaos or chaos may win out. To me this unpredictability often gives watercolor its unique qualities.
Our area has many excellent watercolorists. I’ve been fortunate to take classes from fellow PVW members Jackie Saunders and Peter Ulrich at the Torpedo Factory and also Baltimore artist Ken Karlic. I frequently turn to the work of Charles Reid, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, and Alvaro Castegnet for inspiration.