North Park Artist Stephanie Van de Wetering wins Best of Theme

Stephanie Van de Wetering, an artist and resident of North Park, San Diego, California, won the Best of Theme award in the competitive June 2021 Member’s exhibition “Violent Hues” held virtually in June 2021, on The San Diego Watercolor Society website,  Van de Wetering’s painting entitled “Cool Beans” was selected by prominent artist and juror Bob Burridge for this honor, out of more than 300 entries. Burridge said of  the painting, “I don’t know how this connects to ‘Violent Hues’ but it made me smile! I like the storytelling, the angle of the composition and the personality of that wonderful dog! Love the communication.”

Ms. Van de Wetering began painting when she moved to San Diego four years ago and started taking workshops through the San Diego Watercolor Society. She likes to make paintings that express the feeling of joy.

The Virtual Exhibit will run through Saturday June 26, 2021 on The San Diego Watercolor Society’s website at where the paintings can be both viewed and purchased from the Online Store. 


The San Diego Watercolor Society, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1965, is dedicated to expanding the appreciation of and involvement in watermedia painting through education, exhibition and promotion.  More information can be found at

“Cool Beans”
by Stephanie Van de Wetering
Watercolor, 12 x 16 in

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