Welcome New Member Suzanne Nicolaisen

February 6th, 2024

Suzanne (also known as Zanniki) is one of the newest members of the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS). She was born in South Africa, lived in Switzerland for 22 years and is now residing in Escondido. She has been a self-taught artist since 1990, learning by experience and from taking a number of workshops over the years from renowned art instructors.… Read more

Welcome New Member Tom O’Brien

February 6th, 2024

Tom O’Brien is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but recently moved to San Diego last summer after a sojourn in Japan. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of New Mexico in 2011, with a minor in Studio Art, and has trained with some notable artists such as Colley Whisson, Lindsey Kustusch, and Randall Sexton.… Read more

Welcome New Member Parva Zarei

February 5th, 2024

Parva Zarei is one of the newest members of the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS). She is originally Persian but she lived in Germany for many years before moving to first Northern California and then Southern California, where she settled three years ago.… Read more

Welcome New Member Susan Knapp

February 4th, 2024

Welcome to Susan Knapp, one of our newest members! Susan is originally from Pensacola Beach, Florida but she has lived in Carlsbad for the past 28 years. The only art training Susan had was taking a series of classes at Mira Costa College four months ago with Barbara Roth.… Read more

Welcome New Member Tom Brown

February 3rd, 2024

Tom Brown is one of our newest members in the San Diego Watercolor Society SDWS). Originally from Englewood, Colorado, he presently lives in Fairview, Texas. Although Tom has no formal art training, his paintings, which often feature rural scenes with old, dilapidated barns and outbuildings, have earned him the status of Signature Member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.… Read more

Juror Comments February 2024 Members Gallery Show “Treasures”

January 31st, 2024

Juror Suzanne Nicolaisen


Juror Commendations

“Be Still My Heart” by Bev Coalson

How can a painting of a heart not be a treasure? The surrounding colors are subtle, and the textures draw you into the depths of heart, which has had its share of sorrows and pains,  joys and more.… Read more

Juror Comments January 2024 Members Gallery Show

January 7th, 2024

“Emerging Free”

Juror Carol Mansfield


Juror Commendations

“Organic” by Jennifer Grisard Ludwig

An eye-catching, amusing and delicious painting. Maybe the current trend toward organic produce will make some results look quite strange. This is a most unusual super strawberry, or else a very close view.… Read more

Upcoming Workshops at San Diego Watercolor Society

December 6th, 2023

2024 is almost here, and it’s a good time to sign up for workshops to give your painting muscles some good exercise! There are two workshops in January, and registration is still open!

How to Sell Art on the Internet Live In-Gallery Workshop

Instructor: Terry Hastings

Saturday January 13, 2024 12;30-3:30 PM

The session will be held at San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery at 2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 105 in Liberty Station, San Diego, California

Want to sell your art?… Read more

Juror Comments December 2023 Members Show “Luminous Spaces”

December 1st, 2023

Juror Chuck McPherson

Juror Commendations

“Golden Hour” by Meghan Kharpertian

“Golden Hour” caught my attention all the way through jurying. I love the fact that it is very small, but it has a great graphic impact with the repeated circles of the bottles.… Read more

Ken Goldman Book to be Released in January 2024

November 29th, 2023

A new book by Ken Goldman, a well-known and multiple award-winning member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, will be published in January 2024. The publication will be celebrated locally with a book signing by Ken at the Atheneum in Barrio Logan, San Diego, California.… Read more