Meet Carrie Waller, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!
Carrie Waller is a watercolor artist working in a realistic, detailed style. Her training in Interior Design and her studies in Graphic design as well as her time living in Europe and Asia have influenced her as an artist. Her unique works are bold, vibrant and dramatic.
Carrie is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society and Mid-Southern Watercolorists. She teaches workshops and private classes.
Carrie has won numerous awards and has had works published in many publications including The Watercolor Artist Magazine, with an interview , a step by step gallery and a large representation of her work. She has also been published in The Art of Watercolour, Pratique des Arts, and The Artist’s Magazine as a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition. Her painting “Banned” received the Dana Bartlett top award in the NWS member exhibition. “Celebration” received the Gold Medal award in the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 44th Annual Juried Exhibition. Her work has also been published in Splash 14, Light and Color; The Best of Watercolor and Splash 16: Exploring Texture, Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects and Splash 18: Value Celebrating Light and Dark.
I have always had a fascination with watercolor. The difficulty of the medium challenges me and the transparent layering can not be replicated with any other medium. I challenge myself to push the medium by creating saturated colors and let the white of the paper sparkle through to create my dramatic lights. I love the process of being a still life painter. Conceptualizing the perfect painting in my head, the hunt for the props, setting up my finds in the a dramatic composition utilizing natural lighting and seeing my idea come to life. My intention is for the viewer to be captivated by the beauty and light of the piece and for it to give them an amazing visual experience. My goal is to make the ordinary, extraordinary.
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