2019 Ohio Watercolor Society Workshop
in conjunction with Watercolor Ohio 2019

Watercolor: Making Every Stroke Count

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — Thursday, August 8, 2019

William Vrscak, AWS

Bill Vrscak is a free-lance artist/illustrator and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. Vrscak studied painting and design at the Ivy School of Art and worked in the graphic arts industry 16 years before striking out on his own as a graphics designer and illustrator. He is a representational painter whose work reflects a strong sense of freshness and simplicity, consistent with his attitude that “the simplest statements make the most impact”. A frequent national award winner, his work has been widely published in many major arts publications. His paintings reside in many corporate and private collections in the U.S., Canada, England and Australia. Besides doing illustration and commission work he has taught painting workshops and seminars throughout the United States as well as Canada and the Virgin Islands.

Bill lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Marlene and their ill-mannered dog, Riley.

Artist’s Statement

Visual art is a language that speaks not only in terms of recognizable imagery but also in abstract images of shape, color and texture, as well as intangible elements like space, movement, energy. As artists, our goal should be to do more than just entertain, but also to move the viewer in an emotional way that goes beyond recognition of the subject matter. I always hope to pass on the same emotion I felt during the creation of the work.

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