WCWS Member Show
An Exhibition from The Western Colorado Watercolor Society
September 1- 29
Opening reception September 1

When it comes to water-based mediums, there are few groups of artists that do it better than the Western Colorado Watercolor society. This dynamic group of artists pushes the watercolor medium to its farthest limits. As a society they “nurture the novice artist, provide programs for all to reach their full potential; to devise ways to bring fine art to the public, while maintaining high standards for the society, and promote art in the community at large” (from the WCWS constitution).

Watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums to work with. Its permanence, gesture, and vibrancy offer a unique visual appeal. The fluid quality of the pigment and various textures of paper trimmed with deckled edges speak to the human quality and originality of each individual work. Artists interpret their surroundings, considering their experiences and, sculpting through paint, leave pockets of negative space that represent the saturation of light and further demonstrate the difference in value and color that construct the world we share.

Photo: Tim Brady