November ’21 Demo Artist – Tim Wilmot

The fall issue of Watercolor Magazine features watercolorist Tim Wilmot. He will be our demo artist via Zoom in November 2021.  Tim is not only accomplished in watercolor but he has also made his honed skill generously accessible via YouTube and Patreon to other watercolorists around the world.

This demo will be interactive.  Attendees can ask questions during the demo and Tim will give his feedback.  The demos start with Tim planning his composition, executing the initial sketch and diving in with color and his loose style, ending with a finished work.

Ho Chi Minh Market, Watercolor, 15″ x 11″

You can see more of his work by visiting his website at



October ’21 Demo Artist – Joan Lok

On recommendation from Teri Chin, we have contracted Joan Lok  for October’s online demo. Joan’s presentation will cover a brief introduction to her art, followed by illustration of brushstrokes and an art demo.

Check back soon, samples are on the way or visit her website at

In memorium: Kim Minichiello

Kim Minichiello, past president of Florida Watercolor Society and a longtime member of Central Florida Watercolor Society, passed away suddenly during a plein air trip in Montana on July 23, 2021.

Kim pursued her dream of being a professional artist with gusto. Her love was watercolor and she was on the way to mastering the medium. She was a mentor, teacher and productive artist. Her work had won numerous awards and she was featured in a selection of professional art magazines focusing on watercolor painting and technique.

She was a signature member of numerous watercolor societies including American Women Artists-AWA, American Watercolor Society-AWS, California Art Club, Out of State Artist, Florida Watercolor Society-FWS, Georgia Watercolor Society-GWS, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society-PWS and the Louisiana Watercolor Society-LWS.

I came across this Interview with Kim by Eric Rhoads, the publisher of Outdoor Painter and other art services. It is his memorial to Kim. He thought very highly of her.

A celebration of Kim’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at the SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden.

A donation has been made to FWS to go toward the Kim Minichiello Memorial Award to be given in her honor.  Thank you to the members who donated through CFWS: Janet Asbury, Jane Brinckerhoff , Pamela Chock, Susan Jane Donahoe, Dione Fetner, Stewart M Jones, Terri Lachowicz-Chin, Marcela Moglia, Marianna Ross , Bonnie B. Tunney and Ann Worrall along with those members who have donated directly via the FWS site. Further donations can be made to the Florida Watercolor Society prior to the 50th Annual Exhibition.

Marianna Ross showing in New Smyrna

Interweave – Watercolor and Silk Paintings by CFWS member Marianna Hamilton Ross will be shown at the Founders Gallery, The HUB, New Smyrna Beach from April 3-25, 2021.

Opening Reception is Saturday, April 3, 4-7 pm. A silk painting demonstration on April 17 at 1 pm.
All welcome!

The HUB on Canal
Founders Gallery
132 Canal Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

“Chalice” by Marianna Ross

Annual Show Participating Artists

Artists participating in the 2021 Annual Show
hosted at SOBO this February/March

Janet Asbury Ken Austin Sandi Baier Jane Brinckerhoff Teresa Chin
Pamela Chock Charlotte Cipes Dorothy Cline Karen Cole Mary Dall
Nancy Dias Susan Jane Donohoe Diana Eagles Dione Fetner Susan Greenlee-Mamon
Susan Grogan Vera Gubnitskaia Sandi Hanlon-Breuer Stewart Jones Patty Kane
Nancy Larkin Mike Malloy Tiffany McCarty Kim Minichiello Marcela Moglia
Jackii Molsick Chauncey Nelson Marianna Ross Leslie Rossetti Susie Schreiber
Richelle Siska George Stuart Cindy Sturla Deborah G Umphrey Mary Kathryn Van Kleunen
Marion Wagster Rebecca Wilkinson Ann Worrall Thouraya Zapara

Annual Show Drop-Off, January 31st


DROP OFF: January 31, 2020 between  3pm – 5pm.
Accepted work to the SOBO Gallery.

FORMS FOR ENTRY will be sent with your notification email. Please, have all forms and labels in place when dropping off.

RECEPTION:  February 4th at SOBO, 6-8pm
The reception will be a social-distanced walk-through the exhibit with arrows directing people through the gallery one way, with a limited number of guests at a time.

Patty Kane, CFWS classes at Crealde


Beginning Watercolor (8-week class)

Instructor: Patty Kane

Crealde @ Home: virtual art class for those who prefer to paint in the comfort of their home.

Wednesday, January 20 – March 10, 2021 from 2-4 pm
Wednesday, April 4 – May 26, 2021 from 2-4 pm

Let’s Get Started. Watercolor is a mysterious medium. Once you learn the basics, you will paint the rest of your life. This class will discuss necessary supplies, learn techniques and practice color mixing to get you on your watercolor journey. Be prepared to paint during this class.

Crealde Members $235/Non-Crealde Members $255

Sign up at

For more class information, contact Patty



Achieving Creative Color with Transparent Watercolor (6-week class)

Instructor: Patty Kane

Crealde School of Art, Winter Park Campus

Thursday, January 21 – March 11, 2021 from 2-4 pm
Thursday, April 5 – May 27, 2021 from 2-4 pm

Sign up at

Why are my paintings dull? Should I paint on wet or dry paper? Use transparent pigment to learn how to mix colors to achieve luminosity, spontaneity, and sparkle in your paintings. Color mixing and a variety of WOW (wet-on-wet) and dry paper techniques will be explored. There will be demonstrations for every concept discussed. Be prepared to paint in this class. Intermediate Level

Crealde Members $245/Non-Crealde Members $265

For more class information, contact Patty

Need gift idea?

Need gift idea for Christmas, I highly recommend this line of brushes.  Last Christmas Party, I was lucky to be given a Princeton Neptune #8 brush at the CFWS Christmas Party – (center brush in image.)

The synthetic filament is as close to real hair as I have seen – and the point of the brush is ultrafine.

CFWS Sponsors – Click the logo for link to Blick Online.