Juror Comments June 2024 Members Gallery Show

June 5th, 2024

“Engaging Shapes”

Juror Daniel Foster


Juror Commendations

“Crossing Newman Square” by Carolina Dealy

This is a superb cityscape painting from a technical expertise point-of-view. The artist’s wonderful eye for detail is consistent throughout the painting, from foreground to the most distant background.… Read more

Juror Comments May 2024 Members Show “Untamed”

May 1st, 2024

Juror Mark Smith


Juror Commendations

“Memory of ‘White Swan'” by Stan Goudey

Nobody understands value better than Stan. This painting is practically monochromatic and displays a great understanding of composition that makes it very exciting for a piece of architecture.… Read more

Juror Comments April 2024 Gallery Members Show “Optional Paths”

April 9th, 2024

Juror Linda Doll


Juror Commendations

“Year of Dragon” by Fan Li

In this cityscape I love most of all the balloons in the sky, their soft edges and how they capture the ethereal effect of the whole piece on a rainy, cloudy day.… Read more

Welcome New Member Hermon Tesfal

March 20th, 2024

Hermon Tesfal was born and grew up in the outskirts of Asmara city, Eritrea, where he still lives. His childhood exposure to green areas, wide farmlands, and animal farms implanted in him the desire to recreate such magnificent views of nature in the form of visual art.… Read more

Juror Comments March 2024 Members Show “Imagined Reality”

March 1st, 2024

Juror Rise Parberry


Juror Commendations

“Trio Tangled Together” by Donna Arnaudoff

This is a very abstract painting with a limited color harmony but with a warm dominance, and the design radiates into the center instead of out from the center.… Read more

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