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.


Featured Artist for May- Marta Legeckis

Marta lives a double life–calligrapher by day and watercolorist by day or night! At left is a calligraphic painting done using acrylics and inspired by a Pablo Neruda poem.

Originally, her grand plan was to incorporate the watercolor with the calligraphic work. But Marta was seduced by the mysteries of color and its various applications. She loves to use a limited palette in most of her work. Her subject matter includes landscapes and florals but especially historical architecture such as crumbling castles and cathedrals. The calligraphy still comes through in the watercolor painting for example when the arches of a cloister echo the arches of the letter ”n”, and swaying branches could be calligraphic flourishes. Marta hopes that when viewing her work, individual stories are conjured up by her images.


Exhibitions & events

Green Spring Gardens Exhibition
Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA  22312
April 30 - June 23, 2024