The CCWS July 30, 2019 Meeting Starts with Social Time at 12:30 pm and with Jari de Ham's Demonstration at 1:00 pm.

Jarien de Ham has lived on the Central Coast since 1974 with her husband, Gerald, and has raised two sons here. Her interest in art began as a child. She received a BA from UCSB and worked as an artist from her home. In the early 2000s, she started taking classes in Chinese painting and calligraphy at Cuesta College. This added to her lifelong interest in Asian culture from martial arts to Zen Buddhism. Eventually she was able to study at an art academy in Hangzhou, China.








The Central Coast Watercolor Society (CCWS) was founded in 1976 for the purpose of furthering interest and appreciation in the watercolor medium.  It is an independent group of artists, collectors, teachers, students and anyone interested in watercolor and water media.  We are located on the beautiful central coast of California in San Luis Obispo County.  CCWS holds a general meeting each month in the Wesley Building at the United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo. All meetings are free and open to the public and routinely host guest artists, demonstrations, and lectures suitable for all levels.

The Central Coast Watercolor Society

It is quite challenging to master traditional techniques such as Chinese Brush Painting. Jari has 
done this as well as pushing the boundaries of spontaneity in this art form. She uses the natural effects of muted sun and fog to translate local scenery on the Central Coast where she has lived for many years into paintings that are a fusion of western and Asian techniques. Besides landscapes, her subjects also include Asian calligraphy, birds, flowers and figures which she translates into both modern and traditional styles. ​

Paintings are copyrighted by the artist.


Prospective members are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Jerry Smith by email at [jsmithp38@sbcglobal.net]