"High Tea at The Peninsula" Wins Important Award!

My painting "High Tea at The Peninsula" won the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society this past fall.  This is a purchase award for $1500, and the painting will be going to the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.  The painting is a watercolor done in my "blurry" style and it depicts diners having tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong.  I had the opportunity to visit the hotel in 2015 and was spellbound by the beautiful environment. I was thinking of trying my hand at some interior scenes, always a challenging subject, and decided to give this a try.  The NWS show this year is officially from October 21 - December 17, although I believe it will stay up through January, 2018.  It is a spectacular show with some of the best watercolors on view anywhere today.    --Susan Murphy, October 2017