A graduate of Colorado Institute of Art, Ted is a figurative watercolorist whose painting expression was born out of his observation of people, his experience and travels as an illustrator for the United States Air Force, and a twenty-five year career in graphic design. His work, as a designer, illustrator, and fine artist has won numerous national and regional awards.
Ted is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. He holds Master Status with the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Gold Medal Fellowship with Northwest Watercolor Society. He teaches watercolor workshops in portraiture and figure painting for arts leagues and organizations throughout the world. His workshops and private classes have been enjoyed by many who have benefited from his personal and insightful instruction.
Ted’s paintings continue to win awards in juried exhibitions throughout the country. His painting “Occupied” was selected to hang in the 153rd Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society and was awarded the Mary and Maxwell Desser Memorial Award. The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies awarded Ted’s piece “Cosi Comincia Il Giorno” best of show in their 34th annual exhibition. His painting “Her Eyes” was awarded first prize in Watercolor West XXXV Annual show and “The Way I Am Sometimes” won the coveted Skyledge Award (Best of Show) in the 38th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.
Watercolor Artist magazine’s August 2020 issue included an article written by Ted about his painting process, an extensive representation of his n
“Charles - Master, Mentor & Friend” (19” x 15’)- Renowned American artist Charles Reid was one of my heroes. His influence and inspiration were, in large part, responsible for my success both as a painter and a teacher. This work is my homage to h