Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Ginny Stiles
Ginny is another “bloggerite” whom I have met in person – very bubbly and talkative! – a real joy! She takes on technique after technique and excels at each one. Seems she also is a very active teacher in both of her homes - Florida and Wisconsin! She has such energy, and it comes across in her paintings.
Check out her blog – not only for for her paintings – but also for lots of interesting information and beautiful travel journals.

Nicholas Simmons
About two years ago Nick Simmons gave a workshop locally, but I was not able to attend. However, afterward, any time I ran into someone who had attended, I was regaled with tales of his wonderful workshop – not to mention his charm and good looks!

At any rate, having heard all that good stuff about him I looked him up on the web and was interested in his technique. Since then I have seen articles about him, checked out his blog and purchased his DVD from Creative Catalyst Publishing.  I was finally able to take his workshop in May and meet him in person.

Nick is winning numerous awards with his large watercolor and fluid acrylic paintings and it was wonderful to be able to see some of them close up. In addition to his painting ability, Nick also writes music and plays guitar – but he did not bring his guitar to our workshop (darn). Talk about a “man for all seasons”! If you have not already done so, check out his blog to view his amazing and vibrant work – you won’t be sorry!


Ginny Stiles said...

Oh my gosh. What a nice tribute! Thanks so much, Deb!!!

Ginny Stiles said...

Oh Deb...thanks for the nice plug on my blog and those very very kind words. I do hope we can touch base again soon.