Gold Coast Watercolor Society Scholarship Essays

William D. Barnes lives in Williamsburg and regularly travels abroad. His paintings and monotypes are of carefully examined found and arranged still life and landscapes. He is concerned with the nature of reality, probing underlying pictorial structure through rhythm, movement and the logic of color and light.

Bill’s paintings and monotypes have been exhibited in over 150 national, juried and invitational exhibitions across the U.S. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including an N.E.A. and two residencies at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

In New York he was affiliated with the Bowery Gallery, where he has had three one- person exhibitions, and since 1997 he has been a member of Zeuxis, a national association of still life painters based in New York.

His works have been acquired by public collections in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Barnes received his B.F.A. from Drake University, and his M.F.A. from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Professor Emeritus, he retired in 2012 from the Department of Art and Art History at The College of William & Mary where he had taught painting since 1975.

Lynne Wintermute has a BFA from Linfield College and graduate studies at Pacific Northwest College of Arts and Universities in London and Dublin. She shows her work throughout the Northwest in invitational shows and galleries and teaches workshops in Oregon and Washington. Lynne paints acrylic expressionist landscapes as well as abstracts in oil and cold wax. Lynne works out of her studio in Pacific City, Oregon.

Collin Murphy, Ph.D., is a visual artist living in Portland, Oregon, who creates paintings depicting phenomena of nature.  A retired Research Cell Biologist at the University of California, she has exhibited frequently in Oregon and California, held an Artist’s Residency at Yosemite National Park, has been in 8 exhibits at the Yosemite Museum, with work in the museum’s permanent collection.  Her particular focus has been on the sculpting power of water on earth’s rocks and soil, and its manifestations as clouds, rain, rivers, waterfalls, and oceans. She explores reactions that occur as paint and color move over, around, into, and between surfaces of differing compositions and textures.  Collin teaches art in her studio and as a volunteer in both an elementary school and a homeless shelter.


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