2023 Awards Judges

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4th Annual Women in Watercolor Online Juried Competition

2023 Awards Judges

Lynn D. Pratt

Lynn D. Pratt is a professional artist and signature member in the American Watercolor Society, Vermont and North East Watercolor Societies.
Lynn paints in a photorealistic style which she adopted from her background in architecture and her love for detail and perfectionist nature shows in her paintings.
She is an award winning artist, demonstrator, juror and watercolor instructor and showcases her work in solo shows, international exhibitions and galleries. She has been featured on television and print including Splash, Artscope and The Artists Magazine.
Lynn loves teaching watercolor and finds inspiration from sharing her fondness of the medium with others through her Patreon Online School.

Buffy Kaufman

Born and raised in Southern California, Buffy Kaufman is a watercolor pour artist working in transparent watercolor with alternative media and techniques. She is a Brand Ambassador for Daniel Smith Watercolors and a Signature Member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society. Buffy’s artwork is inspired by color and artistic wander in the desert, mountains, and coastline of the Southwest. Buffy enjoys recycling her studies into instruction, offering both in person and online workshops. Buffy’s artwork has been shown in local and international watercolor exhibitions and she was an Abstract Finalist in the 3rd Annual Women in Watercolor International Competition in 2022.

Petya Ivanova Taneva

My name is Petya Taneva. I live and work in Bulgaria. I have a degree in fine-art photography. I have been working for years as an interior designer. For seven years now I have been dedicated to watercolor painting. I have had solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and have participated in international ones. My art has reached the final rounds of international contests and has been presented in articles in specialized magazines. My preferred genres are still life and portrait and my style of painting is realistic.

Kristina Gavrilova

Kristina is a watercolorist by passion. She studied drawing techniques first at art school then at university. In the years of her artistic education, she has learned many techniques but ended up mastering watercolor as it allows for many stylistic variations and always surprises with colour combinations. Kristina tries to convey her knowledge and her passion as a lecturer and shares her experience with the motto “Everyone can draw!”. Kristina devotes herself to architecture sketching in a manner that she herself calls watercolor impressionism.

Katarzyna Kmiecik

Katarzyna Kmiecik is an award-winning watercolor artist and illustrator based in Pulawy, Poland. She is best known for her dream-like depictures of landscapes, in which she skillfully operates light to create the desired mood. Her paintings are a combination of intricate details and a free flow of watercolor.  After getting a degree in Architecture Katarzyna became a full-time artist and art instructor in her own Art School “KRESKA” in Poland. In 2020 she decided to focus on teaching online. At the moment, Katarzyna has over 15 years of experience in teaching drawing and watercolor, and she generously shares her knowledge in her Domestika course. 

Sarah Yeoman

Sarah Yeoman is a nationally recognized watercolor artist and instructor and a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. She is from Yorklyn, Delaware and spends her summers in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY. She has been featured in Watercolor Artist magazine, The Art of Watercolor and the Ellie Saab Haute Couture Paris catalog. She has served as a juror of awards for many prestigious shows. From her Crows and Ravens series to her Brandywine Valley landscapes to her 40 years of painting, paddling and exploring the Adirondacks from her families, 100 year old off-grid summer cabin, she is most at home in the woods and on the water

Ali Cavanaugh

Ali Cavanaugh is recognized internationally for her watercolor techniques on alternative surfaces. She founded and supports a vibrant global watercolor collective comprised of artists working in her methods. In 2019 she published a retrospective, Modern Fresco Paintings. Cavanaugh’s paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the My Modern Met, Colossal, Realism Today, Fine Art Connoisseur, Artsy and in numerous print publications including The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector, American Artist Watercolor. She has painted portraits for TIME magazine and The New York Times. Her work is featured in more than 400 private and corporate collections throughout the North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Daniela Werneck

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Daniela Graduated in 1999 from the Fine Arts School of Rio de Janeiro, where she majored in Interior Designer, the area she worked in until she moved to Australia in 2008.
A self-taught watercolorist, Daniela became a full-time artist in 2015, focusing on realistic figurative watercolor; since that, she has been exhibiting nationally and received several awards. Her work has been published in books and magazines, such as Splash, American Art Collectors, Southwest Art Magazine, the Watercolor Artist Magazine, and others.
Daniela is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, and the American Women Artist.

Pam Wenger

Pam Wenger is a Pennsylvania artist, best known for her portrait and figurative watercolor work. After retiring from a career in education, she discovered her passion for watercolor – inspired by workshops with Ted Nuttall and Charles Reid. Her work has been exhibited and won awards in Local, National, and International shows including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and many other prestigious shows. She has also had artwork displayed in Splash Magazine, Artists Magazine, The Art of Watercolour Magazine, and Watercolor Artist Magazine. Pam teaches watercolor workshops and presents demonstrations for local and national art organizations. During the past few years, she has focused on teaching her classes online. 

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