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Building W-6, Studio 606B

Media: Painting — transparent watercolor on paper

Gwendolyn C. Bragg is an artist and art instructor who lives in Alexandria. Holding a BS in Art Education and a MFA in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University, she currently teaches watercolor at the Art League School in Alexandria and at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton Virginia. In addition to workshops held annually at Orkney Springs Virginia, almost every year since 1995 she has led an international painting workshop to “some place with interesting architecture, artifacts and rocks” including France, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain and Peru.

She is a Signature Member of the National, Baltimore, and Virginia Watercolor Societies, as well as the Watercolor Society of Alabama. She is the immediate past State President of the Virginia Watercolor Society. Her work has been exhibited in numerous international, national and regional shows and is included in the collections of National Institutes of Health, Philip Morris, American Bank, Petersburg Area Art League and the Carrier Library at James Madison University.

Her work has been published in Artists Magazine, The Artistic Touch 4 and 5 (North Light Books) and in Elan Magazine

Primarily a painter of landscapes and architectural forms, Gwen enjoys the challenges of transparent watercolor. “No matter the years of experience with these materials there always seem to be surprises. Colors blend, or bleed or separate. They form textures and edges where I did not expect them. Taking advantage of how the paint reacts with the paper is something that must be learned and cherished.”


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