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The Art of Watercolour 25th issue - The magazine for watercolourists
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Our current issue presents you with artists dedicated to portraying on the paper their vision of nature, sometimes wild, sometimes urban. Whether it’s Keiko Tanabe, a true artistic globe-trotter, who roams the world with her easel under one arm and her brush in the other hand, Diane Boilard who finds inspiration in the fauna and glistening reflections of the waters of the Gulf of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, or even Shirley Trevena, for whom a flower harbours unexpected colours and intricate shapes, the artists presented here are fond of portraying on the paper their vision of nature. But some favour urban scenes and the hustle and bustle of city life. Jacques Villares, Miguel Linares Rios, Michael Reardon, Mark Elsmore, or in a certain way Polina Egorushkina, all seek to recreate the city’s lines and architectural rhythms with the tip of their brush.

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MEET THE ARTISTS
Revelations: Discover our selection of noteworthy artists. LS Eldridge, Vickie Nelson, Yvonne Overton.
My latest painting: 8 artists present their latest works. Naomi Tydeman, Peter Jablokow, Carol Carter, Jean Vigué, Franck Hérété, Joe Dowden, Lok Kerk Hwang, Michal Jasiewicz
Peggi Habets: the human being is at the centre of her work.
Katie Graham: striving to capture the mind and energy of animals.
Polina Egorushkina: large fluid and quasi-abstract paintings by a young Russian artist.
Keiko Tanabe: her loose landscapes and urban scenes are regular fixtures in exhibitions worldwide.
Portfolio: Mark Elsmore. This British artist, drawn to industrial and urban scenes, deploys realistic perfection in his vast compositions.
Lyn Evans: painting flowers in a deployment of colours and free shapes.
Special feature: Jacques Villares and Michael Reardon, two visions on perspective.
Lois Wolford: shapes, values and edges, key elements in her work.
Miguel Linares Rios: painting cities with sincerity and warmth.
Diane Boilard: her subjects – inspired by nature – progressively emerge from a web of colours and brushstrokes.

Zoom on The International Master Watercolor Exhibition in China
International news: Watercolour events from all over the world.
We were there...

  • Baltic Bridges, International Watercolor Biennial in Lithuania
  • The New England Watercolor Society
  • Xidan Chen and friends in China.

Know-how: Jan Ledbetter is passionate about South America and uses gesso ground and collage to create pattern and texture.
My favourite painting: Shirley Trevena and ‘Still Life on a Garden Table’.
Readers’ competition, the winners and runners-up: Linda Hutchinson.
Pawel Gladkow: meet the winner of the previous readers’ competition.
Fly on the wall: Artists’ news on the Internet.
Contact the artists
The contents of our next issue

“Painting, painting. Always paint.”
Braving the weather and the risk of frostbite are many watercolour painters who are fond of plein-air painting and wouldn’t dream of letting a bit of cold weather stop them. Whatever the weather, whatever their origins, style, or background, these artists are all deeply dedicated to portraying on the paper their vision of nature, sometimes wild, sometimes urban. Whether it’s Keiko Tanabe, a true artistic globe-trotter, who roams the world with her easel under one arm and her brush in the other hand, Diane Boilard who finds inspiration in the fauna and glistening reflections of the waters of the Gulf of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, or even Shirley Trevena, for whom a flower harbours unexpected colours and intricate shapes, all of these artists seek to represent a personal, and yet also universal world. For is not beauty a universal value?  The same is also true for the artists in this current issue who favour urban scenes and the hustle and bustle of city life.
Be it Jacques Villares, Miguel Linares Rios, Michael Reardon, or in a certain way Polina Egorushkina from Moscow, all seek to recreate the city’s lines and architectural rhythms with the tip of their brush. “Painting, painting. Always paint. Still paint. As much as possible, paint the void and the full, the light and the dense, life and breath” said Zao Wou Ki. This perpetual act of painting is all the more true in watercolour as the symbiosis between the artist, his/her subject and material is stronger than with other techniques. A sheet of paper, a cup of water and a few pigments are all that is required to conjure up new worlds. This truth is something that all the artists in our winter issue have long understood. And no doubt you too, dear readers ...
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