Stephen Quiller is a celebrity in the world of aqueous media. The Watercolor Society of Oregon is honored that Quiller has agreed to serve as juror for their annual Spring Show which will be held at Manley Art Center during April.
Quiller’s books on color are used by both art instructors and learn-it-yourselfers. His round palette, based on his version of the color wheel called the “Quiller Wheel”, is popular with artists who are learning to create analogous, complementary and triad color mixes. He has developed a line of professional quality watercolor paint that is pure, extremely lightfast and the colors correspond with the Stephen Quiller color system.
Quiller’s nationwide workshops fill up quickly. Gloria Sevey of Gold Beach, the coordinator for the workshop in Brookings, says, “I’ve hosted several workshops and this is, by far, the largest response I’ve had. In retrospect, WSO could have filled two workshops. We are very fortunate to have an artist and instructor of Stephen Quiller’s caliber, talent and popularity come to our area. It’s going to be a great workshop!” Eight Curry County artists, including several art instructors, will participate in the workshop.
Though the workshop is full, Quiller will also be giving a talk and painting demonstration in Brookings on Sunday, April 11. The public is invited to attend as space permits. Anyone interested may sign up before April 2 at Manley Art Center for $10. After the demo, Quiller will be signing copies of his recently published book, “Water Media Painting with Stephen Quiller”.
Talking about his new book, Quiller says, “I feel it is an important text for any painter. There is vital information on transparent watercolor, gouache, acrylic and casein, as well as how to use them in combination. There is information on how to work outdoors and how to work large in water media. There are important thoughts on composition and developing your eye to see abstractly. Finally, there are excerpts from my journals that make this work more personal.”
Stephen Quiller has written five books, produced twelve videos, and won numerous awards for his paintings. He summed up his philosophy of life and painting thus, “To create harmony on this earth we all need to adopt an approach similar to how I develop a painting. We must have a vision and a plan but be open and flexible to what might occur along the way.”