General Meeting March 10, Joslyn Center

The March 10 Meeting of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society will feature James Q. Millard as demonstrator. The winners of the 25th Annual Members Art Show will be presented with their prizes and the club will light the candles on its 25th year birthday cake. You won’t want to miss the celebration!


 Award-winning artist and much sought after watermedia instructor, Jim’s thorough understanding of what makes a good painting results from over 45 years as an art director, graphic designer, painter and teacher.  Trained at Chouinard Art Institute and the Art Center College of Design, he has also studied with nationally-recognized teachers including Rex Brandt, Robert E. Wood, Frank Webb, Steve Quiller, Don Andrews, and Eric Wiegardt.  Jim is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the San Diego Watercolor Society. He regularly exhibits and conducts workshops through the San Diego Watercolor Society and other local venues, as well as ‘getaway’ workshops in Julian.

His paintings are loose and expressive, exhibiting the freshness and fluidity typical of the California Watercolor Style.

To students, Jim’s approach is one of enthusiasm and guidance, stressing principles, application, planning, and the best qualities of watercolor.  A dedicated teacher and lifelong student himself, Millard feels that the gift we have been given to express ourselves needs to be nurtured with an understanding of the underlying principles of good art in order to paint with authority.

Bernardo Winery

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