Jeanne Conrad/photographer/artist




Elaine Hahn

Virginia Chen

MARCH 2016
Sharon Bray

APRIL 2016
Sue Primeau

MAY 2016
May Luncheon & Installation of Officers

Jeanne Willette

JUNE 2016
Libit Jones

JULY 2016
No Meeting

Pat Weaver

CWC Members Show & Tell

Terry Denson

Kim Shields

Tom Jones


Recent Programs
January 8, 2016
Meeting and Demonstration by Elaine Hahn

Elaine Hahn - Two Day Workshop
January 9-10, 2016

Click here to see a photo collage of Elaine's Workshop, Courtesy of Patricia Otto

Workshop at Whispering Pines Two day session is $125 for members, $150 for non-members Mail Checks payable to CWC to:  CWC, PO Box 2464,Inverness, FL  34451-2464

For information: Helene Lancaster at 352-257-1261, or at

WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST - click here for a printable copy.

Elaine Hahn

Elaine Hahn, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, holds a BA and MA in Art from the University of Missouri, and has studied with noted artists throughout the United States, England and Mexico. Her early career was influenced by her experience at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. She is a Signature member of the American Women Artists, the American Society of Marine Artists, the Paint America Association Signature Society, and the Florida Plein Air Society. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism. She is also a Signature member of the American Watercolor and the National Watercolor Societies. Her paintings have achieved prominence through acceptance and awards in major national juried exhibitions.
Her works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She has taught and conducted Workshops in the US and Europe and has served as a judge in Art Shows on the local, regional and national levels.
Her work has been published by Rockport Publishers in the Best of Watercolor and the Best of Florals. She was also a featured Artist in Watercolor Magic Magazine, published by Artist's Magazine, and in the U. S. Art Magazine-Introductions of 29 Artists Worthy of Collector's Attention. Her work has been included in the publications The Artistic Touch 3, by Creative Art Press, the Southeaster Framer Magazine, Splash 5: Best of Watercolor -The Glory of Color, Splash 6 – The Magic of Texture, and Splash 7 – The Qualities of Light, by North Light Books. In July 2005 she was a featured Artist in Décor Magazine’s Biography Series and the Marine Artist in the March 2006 issue of Art Business News. In 2007 she was included in the book Best of America-Watercolor by Kennedy Publishing Inc. In 2009 she was published as a finalist in the International Artist Magazine Landscape Challenge in the February-March issue. In 2010 she is one of ten artists profiled in The Artist Magazine March issue - Stellar At 60+.
While gaining a national reputation for her Watercolors, her recent work in Plein Air and Studio Oils bring a new dimension to Elaine’s work. She works from her studio on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, where she focuses her efforts on developing and expanding her Oil painting techniques on Landscapes, Still Life, Miniature Painting and traveling for painting and Plein Air Events throughout the United States and Europe.
Elaine’s images have also been selected through her Art Licensing Program by national firms in the manufacture of gift products including Christmas cards, magnets, notebooks, stationery, gift bags and many other products.

Honors and Awards

Elected to Signature Membership in the American Society of Marine Artists, April 2014.
Second Place and Honorable Mention at the Parklane Gallery’s 22nd Annual International Juried Miniature Show in Kirkland, Washington, April 2014.
First in the Marine Category - Fla. Miniature Art Society's 39th Annual International Miniature Art Show - Jan. 2014
Elected to Signature Membership in the American Women Artists national organization.
Peoples Choice Award - 13th Annual National Miniature Exhibition Renaissance Gallery Huntington WV – Dec 2013
Honorable Mention - 80th Annual International Fine Art in Miniature Exhibit, Bethesda, MD - Nov -Dec 2013
Honorable Mention at the National Society of Artists 29th Juried National Exhibit, at the Brazosport Art League in Clute TX - Sept. 2013
First Place Casper Wyoming Artists' Guild 19th Annual International Miniature Show, Casper Wyoming - August 2013
First Place in Oils at the Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape, and Architectural Exhibit in Kimberly Wisconsin, May 2013
Second Place in the 21st Annual International Miniature Show at the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA - April 2013
Still Life Award, Cider Painters of America, 28th Annual International Exhibit of Miniature Art in Kingston, PA.- Nov. 11- Dec 29 2012
Honorable Mention - Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC, 79th Annual Exhibition in Bethesda, MD. - Nov 19 - Dec 29, 2012
Honorable Mention in the Oil Painters of America Online Showcase (Summer 2012)
Best in Show, The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show, Mariposa, California, March 2012
Second Place, Seascapes, The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show, Mariposa, California, March 2012
Honorable Mention, 11th Annual National Miniature Exhibition, Renaissance Art Gallery, Huntington, WV, November 2011
Second Place Award, Still Life, Miniature Painters, Sculptors,& Gravers Society of Washington, DC, 78th Annual Exhibition, North Bethesda, MD - November 2011
Finalist in the Artist Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition, November 2011
Paint The Parks, 100 Competition, 2011 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2011
Paint The Parks, Mini 50 Competition, 2011 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2011
"Artist of the Month" for March by the Trekell Brush Co. - March 2011
Paint America, 2010 Mini Top 50 Grand Prize Purchase Award, Paint America Association, Topeka, Kansas, January 2011
Second Place Award, Human Figure, 36th Annual International Miniature Art Show, Miniature Art Society of Florida, January 2011
Signature Membership, Paint America Signature Society - July 2010
Paint the Parks, Top 100 Competition, 2010 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Paint the Parks, Mini Top 50 Competition, 2010 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Paint America, Top 100 Competition, 2009 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Paint America, Mini Top 50 Competition, 2009 - Traveling Exhibit - Throughout 2010
Third Place, Artists Choice Award, Crescent Beach Paint Out, Crescent Beach, FL – October 2009
Selected as One of the Top Fifty, Salon International, 2009 Juried Exhibit, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio TX – April 2009
Finalist in the International Artist Magazine, Landscape Challenge #49, February - March 2009

February 12, 2016
Virginia Chen

Virginia Chen

Virginia Chen has been painting and exhibiting her work in Gainesville area since 1980. Although she studied science in college, earning a Bachelor Degree of Science from Iowa State University, her real love was art. Virginia pursues her love of art by taking lessons from well known artists, studying art books and also participating in painting workshops led by nationally well known artists. Watercolor is Virginia's first choice of expression. She finds the media provides the unique qualities of transparency, clarity, freshness, and pure spontaneity. Her choice of subjects includes florals, landscapes, buildings, boats, wildlife, etc. Her use of light and color transposes the viewer to a simple place & time and also inspires feelings of joy, peace and harmony. Most of her work grows out of a sense of beauty and desire to impart visual pleasure to the viewer. Virginia won many awards at local and regional art festivals including the best Cedar Key Scene 1991, and her works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.

March 11, 2016
Sharon BraySharon Bray Demonstration

Click on the Photo Collage above to view a large image.
Photo Collage Courtesy of Ray Jowers

Sharon’s use of watercolors or oils are applied with a delicate fresh approach. Her creative talents are captured in her paintings demonstrating detailed sensitivity using dramatic lighting combined with her use of color to create the emotions of a story. 

 LANDSCAPES- Sharon depicts her majestic landscapes with reverence and awe, and her paintings take you away to commune with nature or recall a favorite moment-in-time.  Her landscape paintings draw you into the painting giving you glimpses of places she has visited.

PORTRAITS- Sharon is well known for her portrait paintings of adults, pets, and children. Her patrons share in her delight as she tells a story about her subjects by capturing the expressions on their faces and body language. Sharon says, "Capturing the likeness of a person with a stroke of a brush or a pencil line is exciting and the story begins at that first moment.” 

Sharon's Website:

April 8, 2016
Sue Primeau

Demo: No Fear Painting
Demonstrate the beginning, middle and completion of a painting using one of the painting techniques to be explored in the one-day workshop on April 9 (below).

Sue Primeau

Sue refers to her work as abstract reality.  She is passionate about the world in which we live and the beauty that surrounds our everyday life.  It is this readily available subject where she finds her inspiration.  Being that she works primarily in watercolor, a medium she prefers not to control, she often begins by letting the shapes and colors occur spontaneously with little or no guidance.  Sue then studies the resulting image to determine how she will  develop the painting.  
Sue loves to teach watercolor and takes great joy in helping others realize their innate artistic and creative talents.  The questions and challenges of her students drive Sue to explore her own work from many different perspectives.

Sue's originals, giclées, and prints sell largely by word of mouth and she's been commissioned for a number of private works.  Sue exhibits at Artist-Alley Gallery in downtown Ocala as well as numerous juried and non-juried art shows.  She's been licensed on greeting cards and many of her works and painting lessons are published in four how-to books by internationally known, WI artist, Karlyn Holman on the subject of watercolor painting.  Sue has won a number of awards for her work and continues to strive for excellence in all her artistic endeavors. 

Aside from painting Sue loves to teach watercolor locally and abroad.  She finds great joy in helping others realize their innate artistic and creative talents.  The questions and challenges of her students drive Sue to explore her own work from many different perspectives.

MBA (Masters of Business Administration), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Major in Human Resources
BS (Bachelors of Science), Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA
Major in Industrial Technology, Graphics.

Florida Watercolor Society
Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala FL
Ocala Art Group, Ocala FL
Citrus Watercolor Club, Lecanto FL 


Sue Primeau One Day Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Painting on the Fly

We all know the importance of keeping our paints wet and our creative hands moving, but life's constant interruptions or travel away from home can put a crimp in our best laid plans. Learn how to prepare for painting with watercolor whether on the road, visiting family and friends or in the studio! Sue will share a number of fun ideas for preparing paper ahead of time and demonstrate how to create fun and exciting paintings ANYTIME. You will receive loads of tips for traveling light and painting efficiently to capture a scene in the moment.

This workshop is appropriate for painters at all levels.

Contact: Lou Friedman at or 754.224.6609

Lou will have a signup sheet at meeting.
Cost of Workshop - $60 for Members; $70 for Non-Members.
Make checks payable to CWC; Pay at the meeting or mail checks to:
Lou Friedman
10455 So. Heatherhill Terr
Inverness, FL 34452

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May 13, 2016
May Luncheon, Installation of Officers

May Luncheon Demonstration
Jeanne Willette

Jeanne Willette


A kaleidoscope of beautiful art experiences has brought painter, Jeanne Willette to the present with art pieces that evoke imagination, play with color, and bring whim and fancy to interesting titles. Beginning as a decorative painter, she became an art teacher, and since coming to Florida12 years ago from Michigan, has honed her skills in  3 particular mediums: watercolor enhanced with colored pencil, oil mono prints embellished with gold leaf, and collages featuring woven and photo accents. Most of Willette’s work includes a variety of flora and fauna. Willette was a juried artist for Horse Fever and has done major pieces for The Villages.

The featured demonstrator will be Jeanne Willette, outstanding watercolorist from The Villages, FL. She is a native of western Michigan, and has been a Florida resident for 19 years. She was a graduate of Stephens College in 1960, with degree in Retailing/Fashion Illustrating, the Grand Valley State University in 1981 with a B.S. in Art Therapy/Art Education, and attended the Slade School of Fine Art, London, England, Summer Intensive in 1980. Jeanne Says, “For the past 13 years, my calling has been in teaching and immersion in the Visual Arts. Many hours in workshops and lectures prepared me for the rather diverse methods in use in creating an art piece. Beginning as a fashion illustrator and advancing into decorative painting, and teaching for 40 years, watercolor caught my attention. After years of precise painting, experimental and abstract/imaginative work began to make a strong emphasis in most of my gallery entries.” She continues,” There are four directions on which I focus, mono prints, mixed media, and a sprinkling of acrylics on canvas and watercolor. I create all of my own greeting cards and calendars annually in watercolor and pen and ink. My work appears in collections in Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, and I exhibit mainly in the central region of Florida.” Willette was a juried artist for the “Horse Fever” figures in Ocala, FL. She feels that her complete enjoyment comes from her love of painting and drawing with others, or presenting demos on one of her techniques, such as splash watercolor, mono printing or collage. She has judged competitions and given critiques, as well. She began and chaired the Art Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts Association for nearly 10 years. Currently she is Co-President of the Villages Art League (VAL), the original art group, and one of the largest art groups in the Villages, FL. You can find some examples of her work on her Facebook site at

June 10, 2016
Libit Jones
Libit JonesBio

Libit Jones Website:

Libit Jones One Day Workshop
Saturday, June 11, 2016

click here for details

August 12, 2016
Pat Weaver
Pat Weaver

Pat Weaver is an internationally recognized watercolor artist with more than 30 years of experience. Her commissioned pet portraits and painting workshops are highly sought after across the country. She is particularly noted for her spontaneous and direct watercolor work. The colors excite the viewer and flow from her brush like music from a fine violin.

Pat Weaver One Day Workshop
Saturday, August 13, 2016

click here for workshop details

Contact: Helene Lancaster at 352-257-1261, or at

September 9, 2016
Members' Show and Tell

Show and Tell_2016

October 14, 2016
Terry Denson

Longboat Key VisitorsGolden GlowCamparis and Collanders

Demonstration: Contrast & Color

Terry will demonstrate how to develop your own unique color palette, how to plan color schemes, and use a variety of contrast techniques, to include temperature, value, intensity, value and texture.  Several new texturing and paint application techniques and planning the combination of paint and liquid and dry inks will be covered.

Terry Denson
Photo Collage Courtesy of Patrica Otto

Terry Denson has been an Army officer, public affairs officer for a Texas state agency, owner of a management development and training company and a full time cruising sailor. 

Originally from Arizona, Terry Denson has lived in many parts of the United States and the eastern and western Caribbean and currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL on the Gulf Coast. These locations, and others to which she has traveled, are reflected in her paintings. 

She studied drawing at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore and at other institutions, and has attended workshops with a number of prominent artists throughout the United States.  She began studying watercolor in 1995, shortly before beginning a six year sailboat cruise of the Eastern U.S., Bahamas, Caribbean, & Central America.   Seeking a medium that fit the limited space aboard her sailboat, Door Into Summer, she chose watercolors.  And yes, she had a cat named Pete. 

After returning to land life she settled in Saint Petersburg and expanded her painting to acrylics and oils  but transparent watercolors remain her primary medium.  Her watercolors include many produced on Aquabord, a clay surfaced ground.  In 2003 she became a full-time artist.

She is a popular teacher and watercolor workshop instructor.  She has displayed in  numerous outdoor art festivals and organizational exhibitions throughout the country where she has received a number of awards.  She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Kentucky Watercolor Society.  Her paintings have been used as promotional materials by the Southern Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, and several art festivals throughout Florida.

Website: http://

American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Florida Watercolor Society, signature member
Kentucky Watercolor Society, signature member
Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, signature member

Contact: Helene Lancaster at 352-257-1261, or at

November 11, 2016
Kim Shields
Kim Shileds

photo collage courtesy of Margot Osborne

Kim was born in Bloomington Indiana, in 1953 and at an early age moved with his family to West Palm Beach, Florida. It was there at Palm Beach Atlantic College that he obtained a degree in Business Administration. It was a filler course in his senior year that a course in Art awakened his passion for painting. A passion which was often unrealized until a few years ago when he knew that he was not using
the gifts God had gave him. He then decided to become a full time artist.

Kim moved to Citrus County in 1989, and still lives in the home he built.
Kim can often be found outdoors painting directly from nature, “en plein air”, trying to quickly capture the true effects of color and light that Citrus County’s natural settings offer. Kim’s work is primarily in private collections throughout the South. Through Doberman Rescue, and his love of Doberman’s, a Doberman portrait he did in pastels graced the cover of DOBERMAN WORLD, Fall issue 1983.
In October of 2005 he had his first private showing at Galeria San Sebastian in the historic downtown Courthouse Square in Inverness.

In 2009 one of Kim’s watercolors, “Queen Anne’s Lace,” was accepted for
the annual Florida Watercolor Society Show. In 2010 a pastel "The Wine Tasters" was accepted into the North Florida Pastel Societies Annual Show.
For the last three years he has been fortunate to be invited to participate in the Art Display at the "Taste of Inverness".

In addition to participating in the “Portrait Group” at the Art Center of Citrus County, being a proud member of the Pastel Club of Central Florida, Kim has served as President of the “Citrus Watercolor Society”, and most recently, President of the Florida Watercolor Society.

Kim"s website :

December 9, 2016
December Luncheon
at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club

December Luncheon
Luncheon Photo Collage above Courtesy of Margot Osborne

Luncheon Menu
Contact: Aileen Croly at (321 263-6544

December Luncheon Demo by Tom Jones

Come have fun
learning watercolor techniques with Tom Jones!

Tom Jones
"Tom Jones is a painter who possesses such power that by dipping his brushes in colored water only he gives us the feeling of being before nature itself. Master of his craft, he obtains extremely difficult effects such as moving our soul at the sight of a beam of sunlight piercing through the foliage of the forest. That is magic; That is a great painter."   Pablo Sansegundo-Castaneda


We love Tom Jones! He is an internationally known artist in many corporate and individual collections. He has been an Honorary member of CWS and inspires us with each demo and workshop and is a wonderful fun teacher.
"Tom holds nothing back as he teaches you simple and easy approaches to a beautiful, exciting and successful watercolor painting experience."
Tom shares his passion for art and love of nature with students of varying skill levels through international workshops, demonstrations, and instructional DVDs.

Press Release by Norm Freyer -

I had been painting with watercolors for a few years and had some successes along the way. But it was a tip from Tom Jones, after he had observed some of my paint selections during a workshop, that changed the quality of my artwork forever. He told me that I should try Rembrandt brand of watercolor paints which were more vibrant than those that I was using. I made the move, dumping my current paints and ordering the watercolor paints recommended by Tom. Those vibrant colors improved the quality, the appearance, and the vibrancy of my artwork. And I use those paints to this day. Tom shares his passion for art and love of painting with students of varying skill levels through nationwide workshops, demonstrations, and instructional DVDs. His approach to watercolor painting just seems to make things so simple. He says, "I am a story teller. I tell stories with my paintings, of places I have been and things I have seen. I believe that a painting should not only tell a story, but should have a story behind it. All my paintings do."

Tom has traveled from coast to coast in the U.S., and International sites with his workshops that are in constant demand. Always sporting a straw hat with a colorful band, he has indeed become a very popular artist. He is one of the most popular artists among Nature Coast watercolorists as well. He has been a frequent visitor and demonstrator at the Citrus Watercolor Society; and has presented numerous educational workshops to local artists. Tom and his wife Bonnie reside in Central Florida. Both are members of the Citrus Watercolor Society. On Friday, December 9th, he makes a return stop to the area as the demonstrator for the Citrus Watercolor Society Holiday Luncheon to be held at the Citrus Hill Golf & Country Club in Hernando, FL.

Tom has been commissioned by government agencies, corporations, environmental groups, clubs, and private collectors have commissioned him to expand their art collections. In answer to popular demand, he typically produces his watercolor landscapes in a series of three or five paintings around a specific theme. His art can be found internationally in many private and corporate collections, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capital Building, Walt Disney World Corporation, Marriott Corporation, and the Omni Corporation. Tom's work has been featured in many books and on magazine covers as well as posters and brochures. Tom Jones’ web site is .

If you have never taken a workshop with Tom Jones – now is the time to start! Tom will be conducting a one-day workshop on Saturday, December10 at the Whisperings Pines facility in Inverness, FL. For information contact Jeanne Conrad at 352-628-7760. Also, for more info click here.

Holiday Luncheon Auction - December 9, 2016

Terry Denson's demonstration painting "Seagrapes" will be auctioned
at the December Luncheon. Buy your Raffle Tickets!!!

Tom Jones Workshop
December 10     
Saturday.  9:00 – 4:30

Whispering Pines Rec Room D
Members $65  Non-Members $70
Tom Jones

Contact: Jeanne Conrad  352.628.7760



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