Eric Wiegardt AWS DF, NWS has taught over 5,000 watercolorists his popular “Secrets of Painting Loose” workshops . Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and others. He has been awarded the 2012 AWS Gold Medal of Honor, 2014 AWS Judge , among many other national and international awards. His paintings have been exhibited in many US museums, including China. He has exhibited at both International Watermedia Shows in Nanchang and Shenzhen, China. Eric has been featured in many publications as well as cover artist for both The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine . He is the author of the book “Watercolor Free and Easy” and also has a video series titled “Painting Loosely from Photographs”. Eric is a graduate of the American Academy of Art, Chicago.
“An artist’s artist.” Jim McFarlane, President American Watercolor Society .
“ An intelligence that enables him to perceive and execute his artistic efforts with rare, sensitive insights. One of our brightest and most inspiring painters.” Irving Shapiro, AWS, Former President and Director of American Academy of Art.
“A tangible air of energy and industry” Seattle Times .
“A master of a fresh and loose painting style” Kelly Kane, Editor Watercolor Artist Magazine . Wiegardt paintings are to be enjoyed for generations; permanent pigments and professional framing are a priority.
Lack of basic drawing skills, substituting sloppy and messy brushwork for a loose one.
Better works by contemporaries: Herry Arifin, Arnold Lowrey, John Yardley, David Taylor, Zhao Zhiqiang, Alvaro Castagnet, Eugen Chisnicean: