Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nordic Watercolor Society Award 2015 - and a Stork on a bike!

Last week I was honoured by receiving the Winsor & Newton Nordic Watercolor Society Award 2015! The association held their annual meeting at the Nordic House in Reykjavík where the award ceremony took place.  I'm kind of speech-less by this.  It really is wonderful to receive this kind of recognition for your work - it definitely gives me the boost to continue on this roller coaster ride it is to be an artist.  My heartfelt gratitude to the Nordiska Akvarellsällskapet board & members.  

Nervous me at the ceremony with the Icelandic board member Ninný.

Delighted me after the ceremony in front of the Nordic House.

The Nordiska Akvarellsällskapet held a few watercolor workshops around the annual meeting.  I was lucky to attend the workshop taught by Björn Bernström.  It was great getting out of the studio for a day and watch another artist work.  Make sure to check out his beautiful watercolor paintings.  

Usually I use watercolors for my illustrations, but at the workshop I played with painting an imaginary landscape.  

Then this little Stork was born the other day when playing some more with my watercolors. I think he's a friend of the pelican I did for the 2015 calendar.