March 6 – April 26
Don Andrews, American Watercolor Society (AWS) instructor for the Jacksonville Watercolor Society’s (JWS) Spring Workshop and juror for the group’s Spring Show, is a nationally known watercolor artist, author and workshop instructor. He was inspired by Andrew Wyeth and watercolorist Millard Sheets, a west coast artist, because of his depictions of color and light. “I’m drawn to watercolor because it is the best medium to convey a sense of light,” he says.
Andrews is known for his figure and landscape paintings with glowing granular washes and vibrant light. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society and two Best of Show awards from the New England Watercolor Society. He has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa for over thirty years. Andrews is an active member, juror and past board director of the AWS. He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor and North Light’s new book, Confident Color.
Andrews is the guest artist at the JWS May 24 meeting, the instructor for their three-day workshop, March 25 – 27, and juror for the JWS Spring Show March 6 – April 26. Reception Friday, March 6, and an awards ceremony Sunday, March 29. The workshop will be held at the Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society Building, 3733 Crown Point Road. All other events will be held at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.
For details check the JWS website: www.jacksonvillewatercolorsociety.org or call 540-4040.