Artist Christine Heyse

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Christine A. Heyse AWS, NWS            
Silver Spring, Maryland
I am self-taught in watercolors, having trained as a nurse and worked in an emergency department early in my career.  I have drawn and painted my whole life, my love of art being encouraged by my father, who was an industrial designer.  While still practicing as a nurse, I took classes in oil portraiture and became a Registered Copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC., before discovering watercolor.  I studied with Margaret Kranking for several years and later took workshops with Jean Grasdorf, Ted Nuttall, Mel Stabin, Arne Westermann, and John Salminen, and I have long been an admirer of the work of Judi Betts and Jeanne Dobie.   My influences have also been Monet, Bonnard, Vuillard, Prendergast, Sergeant, and Zorn.  Membership in several watercolor societies in the Washington area has led to friendships with many accomplished artists who have inspired me to keep studying and reaching for new goals in my art.  
Recent Awards:
Savoir-Faire Fine Art Suoplies Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Exhibition 2019
Merit Award, Delaware Watercolor Society, Art League of Ocean City, MD., 2019.
Second Place, Delaware Watercolor Society, Nassau Valley Vineyard Exhibit, Lewes, DE.2018
Second Place, Delaware Watercolor Society, Biggs Museum of Art, 2016
Awarded Artist in Residence in Canserrat, Spain, 2015.
First Place, Delaware Watercolor Society, Nassau Valley Vineyards Exhibit, Lewes, DE., 2014
PVW Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, 2013
Awarded Artist in Residence, Les Amis de la Grande Vigne,  Dinan, France, 2010.
Patricia Harrington Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Mid Atlantic Exhibition, 2009                                                                                                                      
Signature Memberships:                                                                     
American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
Baltimore Watercolor Society
Delaware Watercolor Society
Potomac Valley Watercolorists (Past President)

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