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Meet Michael Reardon, Artist, Juror, Workshop Instructor

By Zsuzsa Vamos

Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over thirty years. An avid traveler, he uses watercolor to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.

In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris.

Originally trained as an architect with a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, he was an architectural illustrator for over thirty years.In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.

“Fontana Di Nettuno” by Michael Reardon

His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the annual shows of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Art Club. In 2011 he presented asolo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco.

He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. He is also the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes from North Light Books.

The workshop with Michael will be your time to learn how to move forward and bring more of yourself, your feelings, your ideas,and your memories into your work. He will be there to teach, help,and guide you. You will have private time to discuss your progress, and receive advice, and share your work with others.