Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over twenty-five years. An avid traveler, he uses watercolor to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.
In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris.
Originally trained as an architect with a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, he was an architectural illustrator for over thirty years. In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.
His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the annual shows of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Art Club. In 2011 he presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco.
He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. He is also the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes from North Light Books.
The Workshop will be Classroom Style for 3 days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 1, 2 & 3, 2018 in Morro Bay, CA. The cost of this Workshop will be $280 for CCWS Members and $315 for non-members. It will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 545 Shasta Street, Morro Bay, CA. Your space for the workshop can be reserved by mailing your deposit check of $100.00 to CCWS, PO Box 2418, Nipomo, CA along with the registration form that can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.
Sparkle via San Francesco by Michael Reardon
CCWS sponsors a Michael Reardon Classroom Watercolor Workshop on March 1, 2 and 3, 2018 in Morro Bay, CA