SUSAN WEBB TREGAY
Moving between watercolors with varying
degrees of realism and contemporary, acrylic paintings, I find
that each compliments and enriches the other. Houses and furnishings
that originated in traditional village scenes find themselves
listing, leaning and gossiping in my contemporary work and Italian
sketches. My newest work is my Contemporary Art for Adult Children
Series, explores childhood freedom with over 100 colorful paintings
to warm your home and your heart.
My book, Master Disaster, 5 Ways to
Rescue Desperate Watercolors, (North Light 2007) is designed
to help you actually finish your paintings in five distinct steps.
Naturally, it is appropriate for all media. The book can be found
very reasonably at Amazon.com.
My DVD can be viewed at www.ArtistsNetwork.com.
After seeing the American Watercolor Society
Exhibition in 2012 while teaching in New York City, I thought
to myself, I can do that, after all I wrote a book on how to paint
the perfect painting. So, following my own book, I created a painting
that got into the AWS exhibition
in 2013 and another that was accepted and won a prize in 2014.
I didn't get in the following year, but obtained my AWS letters
by being accepted into my third show in 2016...and I won another
big prize. I can be done!
I have been the art critic for the Rock
River Times from 2003-2007, encouraging understanding and support
of the visual arts in Rockford, IL. My articles and/or paintings
appear in eight books and numerous magazines, including Art Calendar
Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Artist's Magazine,
Artist's Sketchbook and Palette Magazine. Click here for a several
of my reviews.
My work has been exhibited in museums and
galleries across the country, winning 10 national prizes and 15
top regional ones, and my work is in 37 corporate and public collections.
I am a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the
National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society
of America, and the Watercolor Honor Society of Watercolor USA.
Click here for my full resume.