February Shadows, Rio Grande by Stephen Quiller,
acrylic painting, 17 x 19 1/2.
Stephen Quiller: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
Stephen Quiller is an internationally known painter who works
primarily in water media, monotypes, and intaglio printmaking. He is best known
for his innovative approach to water media painting: watercolor, gouche,
acrylic, casein and their combinations, and for his use of color. He has
written six books, Water Media Painting
with Stephen Quiller; Water Media Techniques; Water Media: Processes and
Possibilities; Color Choices; Acrylic Painting Techniques; Painter's Guide to Color.
His research and development of a color wheel for painters
called the “Quiller Wheel” is now used by thousands of painters throughout the
world. In addition, he has developed twelve instructional video tapes produced
by Crystal Productions, as well as two tapes produced by the Richeson Company
He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the
National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, National
Society for Painters in Acrylic & Casein, and Watercolor West and is an
American Watercolor Society Dolphin Fellow. The artist has been awarded the Hal
P. Moore Award, the Louise Kaep Award, the Winsor & Newton Award, Didi
Deglin Award, and the Walter Greathouse Medal with the American Watercolor
Society, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor
Society, among others. He has done 12 educational painting videos and DVDs with
Crystal productions and Jack Richeson & Co.
Quiller has been painting full time since 1972 and lives in
Creede, Colorado, where he also runs The Quiller Gallery. He has painted in
many parts of the world, but is primarily known for his work done at or near
his home in the high mountainous country of southern Colorado. These
subjects include beaver ponds, snow shadows, water patterns, wild iris, and mountain
rhythms, capturing the spirit of the San Juans.
His work can be seen at the Mission Gallery, in Taos, New
Mexico, and he does a few select workshops annually in the United State and
abroad. For more information on Quiller, visit his website.
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