Annual Workshop

2022 CWS Four Day Workshop

Take your painting to a higher level

CWS is proud to have Iain Stewart, AWS/NWS,

as our guest instructor May 17 - 20, 2022.

Iain Stewart is a Scots born watercolor artist and a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies among other state and international entities. He has also recently been inducted into the Whiskey Painters of America. 

His work has received numerous awards in international competition and hangs in many corporate and private collections.

Iain is a sought after watercolor instructor and juror and has been published in numerous books and periodicals. He has a 3 DVD set of instructional videos and is planning to shoot another set available in 2022.  Iain has just finished his first  book on painting; En Plein Air- Light and Color, Walters Foster Publisher.

Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama, and in addition to gallery work, is an Architectural Illustrator with an international clientele and teaches watercolor and design drawing at Auburn University's School of Architecture. 

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"Fife Tractor" Scotland by Iain Stewart

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"E dison" Washington State by Iain Stewart 


Artist’s Statement

I am trained as an architect and, as such, approach painting design with a very similar sensibility. I feel that I need to communicate the vernacular of place in a way that is deeply personal to me. I embrace a dialogue between the real and imagined- seeking a way to allow myself to express my personal feeling of being in a certain setting rather than being confined by the reality of it. That ebb and flow, the back and forth, are what I find important and is the motivation for all of my work.