Every year, Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina, develops a themed group show. The goal is to connect local artists with collectors and other painters working in their field. This year, the show is a celebration of the growing field of contemporary watercolor painters, called “The Color of Water.” Local Charleston favorite and renowned watercolor artist Mary Whyte introduced Lange to the exciting range of watercolor paintings being created today.
“Before seeing her work I was unaware of how versatile watercolor could be,” he says. “Since that day I’ve wanted to bring together a group of contemporary painters who are using the medium and choosing subject matter that truly propels the genre forward.”
The exhibition will run through February, 23, 2018 at Robert Lange Studios’ 2 Queen Street gallery space. Included in the show are top watercolor artists Laurin McCracken, Dylan Scott Pierce, Alexandra Becker-Black, Joshua Flint, Kerry Brooks, Mario Robinson, Jason Drake, Nick, Runge, Endre Penovac, Matthew Bird, Laurin McCracken, Kevin Taylor, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Katie Green, Adam Lister, Ester Sarto, Michiyo Fukushima, Denny Bond, Melanie Norris, and Reuben Negron, to name a few.
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“…choosing subject matter that truly propels the genre forward.” THIS! If we want to see watercolor grow in respect and popularity as a medium, we need much more of this–new points of view, new techniques, contemporary subject matter… I love the figurative work of Nick Runge and Ali Cavanaugh; Denny Bond and Laurin McCracken are my watercolor realism idols 🙂 I only wish I lived close enough to attend this show! Sounds like an incredible roundup of talent!
Four outstanding examples of the work being created by today’s watercolor artists. “Token of Honor” took my breath away.