Joe's Friends

  1. Gerald Brommer

    Gerald Brommer

    Gerald is an innovative watercolor and acrylic painter, collagist, teacher, author, and juror. He has written and edited more than 20 books for high school and college art classes. For artists, he has written a book on landscape painting and several books on collage. He has produced 10 video programs for middle and high school art and four videos for practicing artists. His work is in over 4200 private and corporate collections in 44 states and 8 countries overseas. After 26 years of teaching high school art, he continues to teach art workshops nationally and internationally.

  2. Robert Burridge

    Robert Burridge

    Burridge’s work is featured in many books and magazines, on cruise ships, Starbuck’s coffee mugs, Pearl vodka bottles, and eight commercial tapestries. His paintings are sold in galleries worldwide. Bob is a full time contemporary painter and is currently the president of the new International Society of Acrylic Painters.

    Robert Burridge has written and published two artist books: Loosen Up Studio Workbook and Art Marketing: The Business of Selling Your Art. Plus he produced and starred in five teaching videos and DVDs. His wife, career manager and best friend, Kate, co-produced all of the above. He is also a contributing writer for Art Calendar magazine and has written features for various magazines, periodicals and newsletters.

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  3. Carol Cooper

    Carol Cooper

    Carol Cooper is an innovative artist and a creative master teacher with over 25 years experience. Her award-winning artwork is eclectic in both style and subject matter. Cooper has participated in over 40 group and solo exhibitions including Watercolor USA at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. Her work is in private and corporate collections around the world.

    Beyond her art degrees, Carol has studied watercolor with many renowned watercolorists across the country and abroad. With secondary teaching experience in Australia and Texas, Carol is currently teaching art at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Carol conducts exciting watercolor workshops nationwide and abroad.

    Carol is the author of No Experience Required! Watercolor published by North Light Books. She is also a contributing artist to Painter’s Quick Reference: Flowers and Blooms, also by North Light Books.

  4. Taylor Ikin

    Taylor Ikin

    Conservation, preservation and a love of nature and her bodies of water, lands, flora and fauna are the subject of Taylor's artwork. Described by critics as “heartfelt and empathetic,” her paintings record the wonders and beauty, often taken for granted, and her images demonstrate the necessity of preserving in fact and in art for future generations.

    An unusual feature of Taylor's painting process is the use of traditional watercolor media applied to a synthetic painting surface called YUPO. Since there are no trees required in the processing of YUPO, the use of this innovative material further supports interests in preservation and conservation of nature.

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  5. Skip Lawrence

    Skip Lawrence

    Skip is a well known East Coast artist who has taught hundreds of workshops throughout the US. He is co-editor and publisher of “The Palette Magazine” (a quarterly art publication that provides instruction for the watermedia painter) and author of the book: Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor. He’s also done numerous videos, as well as contributed many articles to prominent art magazines, and has been featured in several books. Lawrence’s studio and home are in Mount Airy, Maryland.

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  6. Frank Webb

    Frank Webb

    Frank has been self-employed as an artist since 1958. He has taught hundreds of painting seminars worldwide and in 50 states, as well as authoring several DVDs. A Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, Webb is Vice President and chairman of membership. North Light has published three of his books, Watercolor Energies, Webb on Watercolor, and Strengthen your Paintings With Dynamic Composition. He has won more than 100 major awards and has juried more than 80 exhibitions.

  7. Suzanna Winton

    Suzanna Winton

    Suzanna Reese Winton has been studying and painting faces since 1994 where she began her studies at the Florida Art Center. Her paintings capture the personality and "Human" history of each of her carefully chosen subjects. Suzanna has pursued art with a passion since she was seven years old. She credits her mother, Kay Cromartie, a successful professional artist and High School Art Teacher, as the most significant influence on her career. Since 1993, she has specialized in the watercolor medium and practices her skills on a daily basis. She is presently pursuing an ongoing series that expresses the character of people through the texture and expressions of their faces.

    Suzanna Winton's Website
  8. Tony van Hasselt

    Tony van Hasselt

    Tony is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and a popular workshop instructor. He grew up in the Netherlands and worked in display and graphic design prior to arrival in the US. As one of the earliest pioneers in the workshop field, his idols, John Pike, Edgar A. Whitney, Robert E. Wood, Tom Hill, Milford Zornes and Rex Brandt became his mentors and friends. Tony has written Outdoor Watercolor Workshop, co-authored The Watercolor Fix-It Book and is featured in 9 others. He is a regular contributor to art magazines and has produced several instructional DVD’s. Tony teaches landscape painting workshops in the US and abroad.

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