Our February speaker Eric Wiegardt has taught his unique painting techniques to over 3,000 students in the U.S. and abroad. With over 20,000 copies sold internationally, Eric's book "Watercolors Free & Easy" has influenced countless artists.
Eric graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington, and also graduated from the famed American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied under his mentor, Irving Shapiro.
A native of Washington state, Eric grew up near the small town of Oysterville and returned home in 1985 to open Wiegardt Studio Gallery in the Victorian home built by his great grandfather. Since then he has left an indelible mark on the art world.
Eric is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America, Watercolor West, Northwest Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. His work has exhibited at the Frye Museum, Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists, National Arts Club and the Butler Institute of American Art. He is represented by five different galleries in Washington state.
Featured in many books on watercolor, Eric has served as a judge as well as lectured and taught in the United States and Europe. Over 3,500 original Wiegardt paintings are in private and corporate collections internationally. Eric has been the cover artist for Artists Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine. His instructional DVD's have inspired artists around the globe.
Eric has received too many honors and awards to begin to list in our newsletter. Don't miss the opportunity to see the master watercolorist, Eric Wiegardt do a lecture and demo at our February 16th meeting.
A 3 day workshop will also be conducted February 17 - 19th. Contact Fran Velling for information 253-838-7887.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2012 02:08