Sharing My Art Showcase and Exhibitions
"Breeze", On view in artist's studio
You may request a behind-the-scenes tour of paintings in progress, their stories, and the inter-workings of the studio. And consider a PowerPoint presentation titled "Risk Unpredictable Growth" which highlights the journey of my work.
A Dance Feature
Tiny Dancer in its former life, before it landed on my drawing board again, was an energetic piece titled Crunch. Depicting a dancer abruptly stopping and bending forward in a whirl of background strokes, the dancer's action was clear. I liked this concept, but at the same time I felt a bit unsettled about the variety of colors and brush directions. Was it really finished? After several years of exposer the painting remained in my studio, so I decided that maybe it needed some small changes. Of course, small is usually an understatement as it then took on a new life. Not necessarily a better one, just different, as the story simply continued to evolve.
Then the surprise email came...someone was interested in Crunch! Oh no it's under the brush as we speak! Potential disaster luckily turned into a continuation of teaching with my former student completely embracing the evolution of Crunch into its current form Tiny Dancer.
With the background now calm and the presence of the calligraphy arch, the dancer transformed almost instantly for me, from a life-size performer on stage to a music box ballerina that has come to life.
Art for the Road
My workshop travels take me to many cities and I'm happy to bring along original art for anyone that is interested in making a purchase. Please look at my workshop schedule and contact me ahead of time with your interest.
Publications and Interviews
Masters of Watercolor/Мастера акварели by Konstantin
The complete book of watercolour/Le grand livre de l'aquarelle by Janine Gallizia, December 2012
- Artensity interview, March 2019, Artensity Interview
SDVoyager, San Diego Online Magazine, February 2019,
Jeannie's Article, Thought-Provokers: Pacific, Mission & Ocean Beach
- International Artist Magazine, June/July 2018, Issue
- Watercolor Artist Magazine, June 2016
- American Artist Watercolor, Spring 2012
- The Artist's Magazine, May 2012
- Watercolor Artist Magazine, February 2012
- American Art Collector, December 2011
- American Artist Watercolor, Summer 2011
- l'Art de l'Aquarelle, No 9, 2011
- Watercolor Artist Magazine, August 2010
Exhibiting Since 1990
- Fallbrook Art Center, American Signature 2020, Fallbrook, CA, "Vanish"
- San Diego Watercolor Society, 2019, Juror painting, "Resolve"
- Salon Dessin & Peinture a l'eau, Drawings & Paintings under glass, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2019, "7th Convention"
- Reims France, 2018, Aquarelle Reims Event, Five international artists, my collection 7 works
- Fallbrook Art Center, American Signature 2018, Fallbrook, CA "Paper Doll"
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Aqueous 2018, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, "Teased," Award
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Aqueous 2017, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, "Studio One," Award
- National Watercolor Society International 2017, San Pedro, CA "Followed"
- Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Solo Exhibition of 12 works 2017, Eugene, OR
- Fallbrook Art Center, 7th Signature American Watermedia 2016, "Studio One," Award
- American Watercolor Society, 149th International 2016, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY "Fine Line"
- Aosta Regional Association, Invitational of select international artists, The Watercolor Today 2015, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Aosta, Italy
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Aqueous 2015, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA "Fine Line" Best of Show
- National Watercolor Society, 95th International 2015, San Pedro, CA, "Rust"
- UpStage, Select self-curated group 2015, Mansions on Fifth, Pittsburgh, PA
- NWWS Annual Exhibition 2015, Convention Center, Seattle, WA, "East Bound," Award
- American Watercolor Society, 148th International 2015, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY, "7th Constitutional"
- Fallbrook Art Center, 6th Signature American Watermedia 2015, Fallbrook, CA, "Breeze," Award
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Waterworks 2015, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, "Navigating," 3rd Place Award
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Waterworks 2014, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA "Proud"
- Centre D'Art Sebastien, Invitational of select international artists, 3rd Annual 2013, Saint Cyr Sur Mer, France,
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, 67th Aqueous 3013, Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA "Heavy Load" Third Place Award
- NWWS, Annual Exhibition 2013, Mercer View Gallery, Mercer Island, WA, "Lexington 6" 2nd Place Award
- Fallbrook Art Center, 4th Signature American Watermedia 2013, Fallbrook, CA, " Iron" Award
- Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial 2012, Shanghai, China, "Plum Frost"
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, 66th Aqueous 2012, Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA "Audition"
- Baltimore Watercolor Society, Mid Atlantic 2012, D.C., "Cerulean" Award
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Waterworks 2012, Fein Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, "Sand Sculpture" Best of Show
- Beauty & the Beast, Figures & Faces of Pittsburgh's Industrial Landscape, Select self-curated group 2012, Mansions on Fifth, Pgh, PA
- American Watercolor Society 145th International 2012, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY, "Milan Train"
- Art Center Butler 2011, Butler, PA
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, 65th Aqueous 2011, Gallery Sim, Pittsburgh, PA, "Sapphire" Best of Show
- Pittsburgh Three River Art Festival, Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA " The Shop, Green Gloves"
- Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Waterworks 2011, Fein Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, "Plum Frost" Best of Show
- Wine & Art Solo Event, Nello Olivo Wine Cellar, Placerville, CA
- Baltimore Watercolor Society, Mid-Atlantic Regional 2011, North Bethesda, MD, " Mystery" Award
- American Watercolor Society 144th International 2011, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY, "Kenneth" Gold Medal of Honor
- Beauty.Strength.Reflection, Select self-curated group 2011, Shaw Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA