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 PVW is all about in this 10-minute video 


PVW's annual St. Andrews Show and Sale was a big success!

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   Featured Artist for December - Chica Brunsvold

Being raised during the era of abstract expressionism, I begin my paintings on Yupo with a wild frenzy of colors, shapes and textures. A realist at heart, I also love images, so I begin to search for them. With an open mind, I squint at the work from all angles, in the mirror, across the room, and in low light. Images usually begin appearing, often whimsical birds, which I welcome and enhance so that others can see them. 

This process is so  compelling that I enjoy the weeks, even years that it takes to bring the work to a finish.

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