Eric Wiegardt, AWS-DF, NWS is the guest artist at the next Southwestern Watercolor Society Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9th.. Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM atLovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall, Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood. For more about SWS, see http://swswatercolor.org
About the artist
“I have no doubt that his future accomplishments will leave an indelible mark upon the American art scene” Irving Shapiro, AWS, Former President and Director of American Academy of Art.
Eric Wiegardt AWS DF, NWS has taught over 5,000 watercolorists his popular “Secrets of Painting Loose” workshops. Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and others. He has been awarded the 2012 AWS Gold Medal of Honor, 2014 AWS Judge, among many other national and international awards. His paintings have been exhibited in many US museums, including China. He has exhibited at both International Watermedia Shows in Nanchang and Shenzhen, China. Eric has been featured in many publications as well as cover artist for both The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine.
He is the author of the book “Watercolor Free and Easy” and also has a video series titled “Painting Loosely from Photographs”. Eric is a graduate of the American Academy of Art, Chicago.
- “An artist’s artist.” Jim McFarlane, President American Watercolor Society.
- “An intelligence that enables him to perceive and execute his artistic efforts with rare, sensitive insights. One of our brightest and most inspiring painters.” Irving Shapiro, AWS, Former President and Director of American Academy of Art.
- “A tangible air of energy and industry” Seattle Times.
- “A master of a fresh and loose painting style” Kelly Kane, Editor Watercolor Artist Magazine.
Wiegardt paintings are to be enjoyed for generations; permanent pigments and professional framing are a priority.
Wiegardt Studio Gallery is in the home of Eric’s great grandfather, Heinrich Julius Wiegardt, an oystering pioneer from Denmark.
The home and now gallery was built in 1897.
Eric and Ann, since 1985, have owned and operated Wiegardt Studio Gallery. They have raised five wonderful children.
For more information about Eric Wiegardt, visit his web site here: www.EricWiegardt.com
–from the SWS website http://swswatercolor.org