Project Description

Stephen Quiller

Stephen Quiller is an internationally known painter and is a Dolphin Fellow and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, National Society for Painters in Acrylic and Casein, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, and Watercolor West.

He has received the 2018 Silver Medal and the 2014 Gold Medal of Honor at the American Watercolor Society’s International Exhibitions as well as many other honors. Known for water media and color, Stephen has written seven best selling books on the subjects including Color Choices, Acrylic Painting Techniques, Water Media Painting With Stephen Quiller, Painters Guide to Color, and Casein Painting With Stephen Quiller. He has created twenty artist instructional videos and DVDs on color, composition and watermedia. He has signature lines of watercolor, palettes and brushes produced by the Jack Richeson Company and has developed the Quiller Color Wheel that is used by artists throughout the world. 

Stephen’s paintings have been on covers and the subjects of articles in many leading art magazines. He has served as a juror for most of the regional and international watermedia exhibitions and conducts a limited number of national and international seminars annually. However, he continues to spend most of his time painting on-location or at his studio in Creede, located near the headwaters of the Rio Grande in southern Colorado.

He aspires to capture the essence, the rhythm and spirit of the San Juans. He has painted professionally since 1972 and his works are enthusiastically collected. He and his wife Marta live in Creede, Colorado and during the summer months run the Quiller Gallery where his works are on view.

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