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California Art Club 113th Gold Medal Exhibition

“Spring Radiance”  So honored and excited to receive this letter. We are delighted to inform you that your superb work, referenced above, ha...

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Into the Wild

" Into the Wild” 21.5 x21.5

Studio Watercolor 

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Some small paintings

 I have been trying some new subjects in a small 8 x 8 size. “A Quadrillion Stars over Borrego “ is the one I am happiest with. 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Painted Mountain accepted to 53rd CWA National

 Painted Mountain 18 x 24 


"Painted Mountain" has been accepted into the 53rd Annual National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Association.

Gary Tucker has selected 85 paintings to be exhibited at the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton. There were many fine paintings submitted, and he told us how difficult his decisions were to select 85 from the 370 submissions that we received.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

LPAPA Featured Signature Artist September 2022

 I am honored to be the Laguna Plein Air Painters Featured Signature Artist for September 2022.

The website feature is at: https://lpapa.org/0912022-featured-signature-artist-robin-purcell/

I have artwork features at the Lpapa gallery in Laguna Beach throughout the month.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Monumental Miniatures 2022. California Art Club Exhibition

“ Rising” Plein air watercolor will be on exhibit at the California Art Club Gallery at the Old Mill from September 29 to January 22 2023. 

One of just 54 highly curated images I am pleased to have this painting of Font’s Point in the exhibit. A lesser known part of California history, Font’s Point was on the route discovering a link from the Spanish settlements in Arizona to the ones in California. 

“Rising “ was an afternoon painting where I felt heat rising off the land . It was painted during the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

70th Annual Open Show COAL


Font’s Point Plein air watercolor 

Torrey Pines Marsh Plein air watercolor

The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League will exhibit two works from August 7 to Sept 4.

300 Carlsbad Village Drive 

More info at northcoastartgallery.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

111th California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition

 I am so very grateful for the opportunities and support from the California Art Club and the collectors who purchased this work. 

This is my 111th Gold Medal Exhibition accepted piece. I save up my best work for this event because the caliber of work and venues are always excellent. The Gold Medal Exhibition opens this Saturday at the Bowers Museum.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Juried Exhibit 2022 Front Porch Gallery


“Flower Fields” 10 x 12

Varnished watercolor on paper

Exhibit information

Reception July 17th noon to 2 pm

2903 Carlsbad Blvd

Exhibit runs through Sept 3

Sunday, May 15, 2022

3 Paintings in Lumiere de California

 An Exhibition of the California Art Club opening Saturday May 21 430 to 700 4355 Bonita Rd

Paintings are all 9 x 12
Windbreak Oceanside
Torrey Pines Marsh
Top of the World La Jolla

May 21 to June 24
Wed - Sat 10 to 4
626 583 9009

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Carlsbad Flower Fields Series

 As the Flower Fields wind down their season, thought I would share this years crop. I am still working on balanceing abstraction with the subject and making paintings that communicate how I feel about these geometric block of saturated color. Still enthralled with the work of Carmen Herrara.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

"Silver and Gold" accepted into 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibit of the California Art Club

 "Silver and Gold” 9 x 12 watercolor on paper

I am thrilled to be exhibiting in the 111th Annual California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition.

July 17 th to August 21st , the Bowers Museum , Santa Ana 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational

 I was able to complete 9 paintings because of the nearly perfect weather conditions and the painting at the top of this post was awarded second prize by juror Patty McGeeney. Thank you to the jurors , the Borrego Art Institute, sponsors , hosts , volunteers and art appreciators who all made this event possible. The exhibit is on display through April 3rd and is well worth a trip.

Monday, February 7, 2022

13th Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibit in Fallbrook

Horizon Gray  11 x 14 watercolor on paper

Juried by Charles H Rouse. This exhibit has 120 watercolors by painters who have achieved Signature Status in a least one leading Watercolor Society.
Feb 12 to April 10 at the Fallbrook Art Center, 103 S Main St Fallbrook CA

Monday, January 17, 2022

Best Watercolor in Plein Air Salon Competition from CW Mundy!

 I am honored and thrilled that “Spring Song of Malibu” was awarded best watercolor in the December 2021 Plein Air Salon Contest for Plein Air Magazine. I admire C w Mundy as an artist very much, which is why I entered this months contest.

There is a certain logic behind this entry. The last timeI won an award , Michael Zakian was the judge. I entered then because I admired his skills and judgement as a curator and art historian. It takes a combination of a judge I feel strongly about and a painting I feel is an original statement  that I hope will be appreciated and understood. This was painted for the on location in Malibu exhibit at Pepperdine University where Micheal Zakian was Curator.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Signature Showcase at Laguna Plein Air Painters

 Now through February 28 th “Topiary Twirl” gets to dance in Laguna Beach!

The Signature Showcase features the work of artists who have achieved Signature Artist status in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

The gallery is located at 414 n coast Highway  Laguna Beach.