AWARDS (as voted by the Jury: Mark Mehaffey, Yuko Nagayama, David Paskett, Iain Stewart, Suzchiang Tan, George Politis) Angus McEwan - GOLD AWARD (1000 Euros) Zhou Tianya - GOLD AWARD (1000 Euros) Joseph Zbukvic - SILVER AWARD (500 Euros) Laurin McCracken - BRONZE AWARD (200 Euros) Tom Schaller - BRONZE AWARD (200 Euros) Dean Mitchell - DANIEL SMITH AWARD John Salminen - DANIEL SMITH AWARD Ali Abas - ARTE MIRANDA AWARD Jasmine Hwang - ARTE MIRANDA AWARD  Chien Chung Wei - MANUALIS CARTIERA AWARD Frank Webb - ESCODA AWARD Prafull Sawant - ESCODA AWARD Carrie Waller - EOEO BRUSH AWARD Anne McCartney - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Rukiye Garip - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Amit Kapoor - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Frank Spino - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Jansen Chow - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Sergey Temerev - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Andy Evansen - COMMENDED AWARD Pasqualino Fracasso - COMMENDED AWARD Anna Ivanova - COMMENDED AWARD Didier Brot - COMMENDED AWARD Egle Lipeikaite - COMMENDED AWARD David Stickel - COMMENDED AWARD J

Watercolor International 5 - Invitation and participating artists

Participating artists: Anne    Abgott Donna Achesson Juillet Yannis Adamantides Anne Marie Alexandre Daven  Anderson Anders  Andersson Roberto Andreoli Natalia Andreychenko Linda Baker Giovanni  Balzarani Angela Barbi Matthew Bird Aimee Birnbaum Didier Brot Alexandra Bryksa Michel Calembert Stella   Canfield Claude Carretta Jocelyne Chauveau Anthony Cheah Jansen Chow Katerina Christou Christine Cilli Kathleen Conover Francoise Croigny-Manier Elaine  Daily Birnbaum Catherine De Ryck Caroline Deeble Lorraine Dietrich Veneta Docheva Michel Dt Myriam Dury Frank Eberle Andy Evansen Odette Feller Pasqualino Fracasso Christa Friedl Jose Herrera Gallegos Rukiye Garip Agnes Geets Kathleen Giles Angelo Gorlini Irene Gravender Victoria Grigorieva Xi Guo Fotini Hamidieli Hideki Hashimoto Keiko Hoshino Haris Hristodoulidis Gaoshan Hu Yunwen Hu Jasmine Huang Ilya Ibryaev Marie Ingels Anna Ivanova Corinne Izquierdo Mollie Jones Julio Jorge Collantes Depaz Jose Miguel Tatyana Juice Rathin Kanji Amit K

Irene Gravender

Born in Moscow region of Russia dipl. artist and childrenbook illustrator Graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts and Artschool for Youth traditional watercolor technique. Member of German Watercolor Community "DAG" and Federal Association of Visual Artists "BBK Bonn" Working since 1986 as a freelance artist and picture book Illustrator as well as an art teacher, while holding occasional international art exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Italy (Fabriano), France, Belgien, Luxemburg, Malaysia. Took over leadership in the studio community for artists "DieKunststation" in Bonn (2011). Living since 1996 in Germany.

Natasha Savrani

I am a Figurative Arts painter with an Abstract Flair, Art Educator based in Rhodes, Greece with my husband and teenage daughter. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. My studio is based in a light- filled room overlooking my garden from which I draw inspiration and serenity.  Painting offers me the chance to express the beauty I see in both Greek landscapes and people's expressions therefore my principal theme is nature and portraiture. My highest goal is to create a moment of stillness followed by an emotion in my viewer’s eyes. My favourite medium is watercolours, with which I fell in love with during the 2020 pandemic. Previously, I made figurative and almost abstract art pieces, using acrylic paints as my medium. As an exhibiting member and founder of the local art group VAN GeNS we have held exhibitions in order to promote the work of local artists in collaboration with local organizations. 

Irena Noreikaite Petraitiene WW

  Irena Noreikaite Petraitiene   USA/ Lithuania    I was born in Riga Latvia, grew up in Lithuania. In 2002 moved to San Diego California USA.  In 2008 I started taking classes at San Diego community College continuing education, watercolor class.  In 2014 i became member of San Diego watercolor society and Watercolor West.  I like growing flowers and I like painting them.

Lorena Massa

  Lorena Massa is an Italian painter. She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cuneo in "Restoration and conservation of cultural heritage" in 2005, and in “Painting” in 2009.   Since she became a member of the Italian Watercolor Association in 2014, she have been participating in exhibitions, selections, and competitions at national and international level collecting many recognition and awards.   Her favorite subjects are humans, animals and flowers. She is in love with colors and the hidden simplicity and beauty confined in small things.   She lives in Robilante, Cuneo, Italy where she works and teaches art classes and workshops.

Agnes Geets

Agnes Geets, born in Mechelen, Belgium, is now based in Duffel, Belgium.  Throughout her life she always loved drawing but around 13 years ago, she got fascinated by watercolors after seeing a painting exhibited in the hallway of the hospital and decided to make a start in this wonderful medium.  A challenge, because she had to divide her time between her daily job, family and then painting.    Mainly self-taught, Agnes started to participate each year in a workshop given by a renowned artist.  It taught her to hone her natural ability and skills, influenced and inspired by them, making her the artist she is today.   The subjects Agnes paints are varied, but figure and portrait painting are her first love and her main strength. She is fascinated by how light and shadow can express features in a face and always tries to capture the personality.     Agnes is member of AIB, the Belgian watercolorsociety and IWS Belgium