Kolan Peterson’s love for the outdoors is reflected in the strong crisp
color and creativity of his watercolors. He captures the beauty and infinite
variation of nature in his compositions. He enjoys the outings with the
scores of students who study with him. He brings this intimacy with the
mountains, streams, trees, and birds to these painting sessions. His
paint-out at Morrow Bay has become a popular annual event, and recently, a
workshop at Jackson Hole has been added to his itinerary.
He is the author of two books
published by Walter Foster Art Books titled “Watercolor Step by Step” and
“Special Effects of Watercolor”. They feature many completed works along
with their step by step instruction. The books are distributed worldwide.
Kolan currently resides and maintains his studio in Hemet, California.
The popular watercolorist has performed over 100 demonstrations for various
art groups. He is an instructor in sketching, and beginning and advanced
watercolor for several art clubs. He also conducts workshops and serves as a
judge for competitive art shows.
Capriotti’s earliest artistic memories are of drawing dolls which she would
cut out and play with. At 15, one of her teachers encouraged her to
continue along the artistic path. As an adult, she deviated from art to
have a career in Real Estate, which lasted several years. Resuming her
quest, she has since graduated to charcoal, pencil, oils, acrylic, and is
currently involved with watercolor.
In order to improve her
paintings she is concentrating on a bolder use of color. She is studying,
practicing, and taking workshops to facilitate creating a professional body
of work. She has studied with Connie Newton, Bob Uecker, Martha Underwood,
Aida Hughes, and paints weekly with Sylvia Megerdichian. She feels that
they have shared with her their love for painting.
Landscapes and figure paintings are favorite subject matter for her
watercolors. Influenced by her travels in
and her husband’s heritage, she is in the process of painting a series of