Jan Min Wins Second Place in August Members Show

Jan Min, an artist and resident of the Netherlands, won the second-place award in the continuingly competitive August 2021 Member’s exhibition “Lazy Days” held virtually by the San Diego Watercolor Society available to view on the website, www.sdws.org.  Min’s painting entitled “Fishing Day” was selected by prominent artist and juror Robin Erikson for this honor. Erikson said of  the painting, “Simple and exceptional.  The mood is imparted with a foggy monochromatic palette.  The subject matter has universal appeal. The painting could easily have been overworked, but has not been.  It is fresh and elegant…a really nice piece.”

Jan Min’s award is special, as it illustrates the international nature of the membership of the San Diego Watercolor Society. Artists from around the world who are members of the SDWS can submit their work virtually to be considered for acceptance into the shows as well as for awards. Jan was very involved in art as a child, engaging in a lot of drawing and painting. He initially, however, entered a career in medicine. He began taking academic and master classes in painting, and picked up his painting passion full-time in 2000. Since 2015 he has been a committee member of IWS Holland (International Watercolor Society) and in 2017 he became officially a master member of IWS World. Min has received many awards, and has been juried into international exhibitions. He appears in well-known international publications as well. Jan’s style is of expressive and evocative landscapes, preferably maritime subjects, nature and urban scenes. Making use of tones, lights and shades, he makes a deep connection between the subject and the viewer. Jan’s work can be seen at  https://watercolorsjanmin.com/en/.

The Virtual Exhibit will run through Saturday August 29, 2021 and may be viewed on the website at https://www.sdws.org/galleryart.php?cat=6968 where the paintings can be both viewed and purchased from the Online Store. 

Fishing Day
by Jan Min
Watercolor, 16 x 20″

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