Monthly Meetings

Upcoming Meeting:

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Demonstrator: Mick McAndrews

AWC Members will receive Zoom Invitation

Mick's award winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the Mid- Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Artist’s Statement

I am a passionate painter who believes that time spent painting is precious and I believe that the fastest way to artistic growth is through the activity of painting. In all of my work I strive to simplify the overwhelming complexity of what’s in front of me into only the most important shapes and values. I enjoy painting outside where I can take advantage of surroundings, natural light, and the sights and sounds that influence each painter's creative nature. Outside in nature’s studio is where I find great challenge and great reward. I must capture the moment because light and its effect, reflection and cast shadow, changes continuously. I believe that with watercolor there is a partnership between the artist and medium to balance the knowledge, technique and skill of the painter while leaving room for the magic that makes watercolor so distinctive.

Significant Artistic Accomplishments:
Exhibited 148th Annual International Exhibition American Watercolor Society
Exhibited 2018 National Watercolor Society Member Exhibition
Exhibited 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists
Demonstration artist and field painter 2017 Plein Air Convention & Expo
Published interview June/July 2015 issue Plein Air Magazine

Members' Salon, 6:30 pm - 7 pm
Members are invited to send a work in process or new art for our December 9th Art Salon, which begins at 6:30 pm.  Please include some backstories:  examples -- Where was the painting created?  What was your inspiration? Type of paper used?  I need suggestions for completing?
Please ATTACH a .jpg of your art, along with the TITLE and SIZE to Connie Robinson (Please see the November newsletter for her email address)

Since we cannot meet in person this year, we will not be able to have our traditional holiday party with gift exchange.  Last year, we asked members to bring an art-themed gift to donate to the Light House Homelessness Prevention Support Center, and members responded with an outpouring of generosity.  This year, we are asking that you consider giving once again.  We feel these the best options for you to consider for making a donation:

1.) Make a monetary donation directly on their website:, and you have an option to list AWC as the organization you represent. Or, you can just make it a personal donation. They are kicking off a Fall appeal in just a couple of weeks, so this is a great time to donate.

2.) Pick some items that are immediately needed on their Wish List to purchase. These items can be purchased online using Instacart/Prime Pantry and via our Amazon Wish List
for delivery directly to their facility:

It is entirely up to you how you want to support this worthy cause!


Recent Meetings:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Demonstrator:  David Daniels

Click here for handout

Our November meeting featured a live demonstration by David Daniels.  He showed us a variety of techniques that he uses to create his stunning paintings, including how to afix watercolor paper to aluminum and varnish the completed painting, using stencils in various ways, and creating textured surfaces.  He has provided us with a handout for reference; you can view, download, or print it here.  His website is

David Daniels, "Hollyhock"

David Daniels, "Gorge"

Keiko Tanabe, Wednesday, October 14

Through her step-by-step demonstration, Keiko Tanabe will share ideas to make a watercolor painting that is full of light and atmosphere. She will explain how to build a composition, a variety of watercolor techniques and show tips to make a painting look strong to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood. She will share her thought process on how she interprets a subject to realize her vision.


Keiko Tanabe Demo for AWC

Workshop Info:



"Following the Shadows", Brienne Brown, Wednesday, September 9

Brienne Brown will be featured at our members' meeting this month with a live demonstration.  The AWC is thrilled to have her join us!  She is featured in the current issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine.  Brienne plans to cover something many of us struggle with: painting transparent shadows in a landscape.  Watercolorists can easily miss all the wonderful colors and values in a shadow and end up reaching for a dark grey, then it rarely looks like a real shadow.

Brienne Brown demo

Brienne Brown demo


Past Demonstrators

2019 - 2020
April -- Critique with David Lawton
March -- Anita Ewing
February -- Tom Bucci
January -- Bruce Handford
November -- Carol Liz Fynn
October -- Carolyn Councell
September --

2018 - 2019
June -- Ray Goodrow
May -- Ray Ewing
March -- Catherine Dolch
February --Gloria Fischer
January … Maggie Cao
December … Holiday Party
November … Annette Uroskie
October …  Alex Tolstoy
September … Thomas Bucci


June … Ronaldo Dorado
May … Sue Corrigan-Yo
March ... Stacey Sass
February ... Joan Bevelaqua
January ... Rob Wood
December 13 ... Holiday Party
November 8 ... April Rimpo
October 11... Linda Luke
September 13.... Joanna Barnum


June ...Ken Karlic
May... Diane Gibson
April ....Spring Fling with Chris O’Neil
March ... Pam Wenger
February ....Anne Hathaway Chamberlain
January ....Stacy Lund Levy
December ....Holiday Party
November .... Nancy VanMeter
October .... April Rimpo
September ....Christine O'Neill