February’s Demonstrator, Eric Wiegardt AWS DF, NWS

“I have no doubt that his future accomplishments will leave an indelible mark upon the American art scene.” Irving Shapiro, AWS, Former President and Director of American Academy of Art.

Eric has taught over 5,000 watercolorists his popular Secrets of Painting Loose workshops.

Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and others. He has been awarded the 2012 AWS Gold Medal of Honor, 2014 AWS Judge, among many other national and international awards.

Eric has been featured in many publications as well as cover artist for both the Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine. He is the author of the book “Watercolor Free and Easy” and also has a video series “ Painting Loosely for Photographs” Eric is a graduate of the American Academy of Art, Chicago.


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