Thursday, August 4, 2011

National Watercolor Society Exhibition

I was pleased to find out that my painting, Lamayuru Chorten, was selected to be part of the 2011 National Watercolor Society Exhibition. The show will open October 22nd at the NWS gallery in San Pedro.
The NWS annual exhibition features some of the best water media artists in the country. It should be a very good show, and I'm flattered to be included.
This particular painting features a chorten, a Buddhist shrine, that my wife and I visited in 2004 as part of a trip to Ladakh in northern India. Lamayuru Monastery, one of the most revered Buddhist monasteries, was the starting point of our week long trek. It was an incredible trip, and I tried to capture some of the beauty of the area in this watercolor.


  1. Congratulations Michael! This painting is building up quite a track record - it was awarded the highest honor at the Triton Gallery show as well. You had mentioned doing more paintings to your Ladakh series - any new one in the works?

  2. Thanks Wren. Yes, this is an encore performance for this painting.
    As far as other Ladakh paintings, they are on hold for the moment. Due to a lot of commissioned work and a San Francisco series I'm doing, I've had to put them on the back burner. I do have a couple pretty well worked out though.

  3. Wow, cheers for that! I'm quite sure why they've selected your art out. Stunning and soulful. buy aion account

  4. Thanks so much. Stunning and soulful? I like that :).