Southwestern Watercolor Society meets the second Tuesday of each month, with the exception of June, July, August and December.
Most meetings feature a live painting demonstration from a local or nationally known artist. Join us for an informative evening.
Lovers Lane Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)
Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
About the artist:
From the late 90’s into the mid 2000’s, Mike Bailey taught for the University of California at Santa Cruz a class entitled “Watercolor Beyond the Obvious.” That class was conceived and developed by him aimed at Intermediate and Advanced watercolor painters. The course was focused on the elements and principles of design and composition. Because of its success at the University, word spread about the content of the curriculum and is now the basis of one-week long workshops centered on the same disciplines.
Mike and his work have been featured in a number of books and magazines written about watercolor painting and color theory. Such appearances include Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, The Art of Watercolor Magazine (France). He has written and had published a few articles for such magazines. He has received awards from societies such as National Watercolor Society (NWS), San Diego Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and has been included in both national and international competitions and exhibitions, including the International Watercolor Competition 2012, held in Shanghai, China.
His devotion to watercolor painting as an art form has led him to not only paint, but to lead workshops all over the United States and Europe. He is also an avid plein air painter in both oil and watercolor. Strictly for enjoyment, he has been invited to participate in a few Plein Air competitions, as well as act as juror and judge for some. Mike has been called upon to act as juror for national art organizations, such as the San Diego Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association (CWA) and has been candidate for juror at the National Watercolor Society. He resides in Santa Cruz, California and is a life member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, Santa Cruz Watercolor Society and is president emeritus of the National Watercolor Society (NWS).