Ambassador of the Week: Rick Surowicz

Meet Rick Surowicz, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

watercolor landscape painting
His transparent watercolor “Snowy River’s Edge” was accomplished in January, 2017 on a full sheet of 140-lb. cold-pressed Lanaquarelle watercolor paper. It is the interpretation of a snowy rivers edge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was juried into the 41st National Exhibition of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

After many years away to focus on family and career, Rick Surowicz, currently living in Medina, Ohio, began painting again in January of 2016. Eventually, he earned back his signature membership in the Ohio Watercolor Society and began entering competitive exhibitions. In 2017 Rick’s accomplishments included being juried into the National and International exhibitions of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Louisiana Watercolor Society, and the Georgia Watercolor Society. He was also juried into the Ohio Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition where his painting was selected for the traveling show. In June of 2017 Rick launched his YouTube channel “Rick Surowicz Watercolor” which has now surpassed 10,000 subscribers. He has started off 2018 learning that his work has been juried into the 151st International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.

watercolor landscape painting
“Edge of the Woods” was completed in January, 2018 on a quarter sheet of 140-lb. cold-pressed Lanaquarelle watercolor paper. It’s an interpretation of a snow scene in the artist’s backyard. It was painted almost entirely, about 90 percent, with a 1-inch flat brush and is the subject of a video demonstration on his YouTube channel.
watercolor landscape painting
Another transparent watercolor, “Timber Flow” was completed in December, 2017 on a full sheet of 140-lb. cold-pressed Lanaquarelle watercolor paper. Dramatic lighting was the focus of this painting of a run in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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