About Stephen Quiller

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Stephen Quiller is an internationally known painter who works primarily in water media, monotypes, and intaglio printmaking. He is best known for his innovative approach to water media painting: watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein and their combinations, and for his use of color. He has written six books, all published by Watson-Guptill:

Water Media Painting with Stephen Quiller
Water Media Techniques

Water Media: Processes and Possibilities
Color Choices
Acrylic Painting Techniques
Painter's Guide to Color

His research and development of a color wheel for painters - called the “Quiller Wheel” - is now used by thousands of painters throughout the world. In addition, he has developed twelve instructional dvds produced by Crystal Productions, as well as two dvds produced by the Richeson Company in 2004.

Stephen Quiller has painted in many parts of the world, but is primarily known for his work done at or near his home in the high mountainous country of southern Colorado.  These subjects include beaver ponds, snow shadows, water patterns, wild iris, and mountain rhythms, capturing the spirit of the San Juans.  Through his painting, he has become a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Water Media, and Society for Painters in Acrylic and Casein, among others.  In 1997, he received the Greathouse medal and cash award in the 130th American Watercolor Society exhibition.

Photo by William A CottonStephen's paintings have been on the covers and the subject of articles in many leading art magazines. He has also been an invited juror for a number of regional and national art exhibitions.

A popular workshop instructor, he teaches his approach to color, water media, composition, and on-location painting, throughout North America and internationally.

Stephen shows in the Mission Gallery of Taos, New Mexico, and during the summer months he and his wife, Marta, operate their Quiller Gallery in Creede, Colorado.

 


Awards

NICHOLAS REALE MEMORIAL AWARD

142nd International Exhibition • American Watercolor Society

DIDI DEGLIN AWARD

American Watercolor Society

HAL P. MOORE AWARD

American Watercolor Society

LOUIS KAEP AWARD

138th International Exhibition • American Watercolor Society

WINSOR AND NEWTON AWARD

133rd International Exhibition  •  American Watercolor Society

NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PAINTERS IN ACRYLIC AWARD for NSPCA

PHILADELPHIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AWARD

at The National Watercolor Society

WALTER GREATHOUSE MEDAL AND CASH AWARD

130th American Watercolor Society Exhibition

JOHN WENGER MEMORIAL AWARD

National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York

GOVERNOR'S AWARD

Colorado Arts Council, Denver, CO

MERIT AWARD

Rocky Mountain National Water Media, Denver, CO

TWO MERITORIOUS AWARDS and ONE PURCHASE AWARD

Colorado Council of Fine Arts Exhibition, Pueblo, CO

AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY TRAVELING EXHIBITION, NEW YORK

WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART and WHO'S WHO IN COLORADO

HONOR AWARD

Oregon Watercolor Society


Selected Exhibitions

International Watermedia Masters • Nansing, China
20 American Realists, Hayden Hays Gallery, Broadmoor • Colorado Springs, CO
Fry Art Museum • Seattle, WA
Sacramento Fine Art Center • Sacramento, CA
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center • Colorado Springs, CO
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia
National Society for Painters in Casein and Acrylic
American and Italian Printmaker Traveling Exhibit
Riverside Art Museum • Riverside, CA
Wichita Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
Portland Art Museum
National Academy of Design, NY
National Arts Club, NY
National Watercolor Society
Watercolor USA
Allied Artists of America
AWS Salmugundi Club, NYC
Forbes Museum


One Man Shows

Berman Museum of Art Collegeville, PA
Luther Bean Art Museum   Alamosa, CO
Berger Sandzen Museum   Lindsburg, KS
Foothills Art Center   Golden, CO
Lincoln Center   Fort Collins, CO
Montalvo Center for the Arts   Saratoga, CA
Klamath Art Association   Klamath Falls, OR
Rogue Valley Art Association   Medford, OR
Brass Cheque Gallery   Denver, CO
United Bank of Denver   Denver, CO
Umpqua Art Center   Roseburg, OR
Hatfield Gallery   Alamosa, CO (ASC)
Mission Gallery   Taos, NM

Publications

WATSON-GUPTILL PUBLICATIONS:

Water Media Painting with Stephen Quiller, 2008
Painter's Guide to Color,
2000
Acrylic Painting Techniques, 1994
Color Choices, 1989
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor, 1992
Co-Author: Water Media Techniques, 1982
and Water Media: Processes & Possibilities, 1986
Painting from the Pros, 1984

SELECTED ART MAGAZINES:

The Artist
American Artist

The Artist's Magazine
Artist's Sketchbook
International Artist
Kunst for Alle
Southwest Art
Watercolor Magazine
Watercolor Magic
Creede Magazine
American Artist Workshop


Professional

American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
National Society for Painters in Casein and Acrylic
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia
Watercolor West

 

Quiller Painting on the Cover!

Quiller Painting: Mountain Patterns Equity Mine

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