Following the Members’ Mini Art Show and brief announcements at 7:30, our April 11th meeting will feature a demonstration and book signing by Michael Reardon, watercolor artist and author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes, just released from North Light Books. Originally trained as an architect at UC Berkeley, and enjoying a career in architectural illustration spanning 30 years, he uses the medium to record observations,convey a sense of place and light, and to communicate his impressions of the natural, constructed and imagined worlds. He is sought after as a workshop instructor focusing on the use of light and color.
Awards include the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize in 2004, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration, and the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation in 2005, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris.
Signature memberships include the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association.
His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco in 2011, and featured in American Artist Watercolor, the Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air. And L’Art de l’Aquarelle, among others.