Astrid Edel Walter Wins First Place in February 2022 Members Show

Astrid Edel Walter, an artist and resident of Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway, has won the first-place award in the continuingly competitive February 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Simple Pleasures”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA. Walter’s painting entitled “Love is All Around You II” was selected by prominent local artist and juror Thomas Franco for this honor, out of over 200 entries. Franco said of  the painting, “I often make emotional choices so it can be hard to get analytical about this painting. It is conceptualized imaginatively and is beautiful and fresh. It has very direct colors, and it is intriguing to me.”

Astrid is an award winning artist born in Stavanger, Norway. She has been described as an Impressionistic Mood Painter. Astrid attended Rogaland Artschool and has attended numerous workshops of well-known artists in the USA and England. She has exhibited yearly with Indigo Watercolor Artists in Norway from 1984 through 2020. Although she has focused her work in watercolors, lately she has experimented with acrylic, collage and inks with watercolor which she finds exciting. Her work has been juried into a number of prestigious international shows. More information about Astrid and her work can be found at

The SDWS Gallery Exhibit will run through Sunday February 27, 2022 at the SDWS gallery at 2528 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. Paintings can be viewed and purchased from the gallery as well as on the SDWS website at

Love is All Around You II by Astrid Edel Walter

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