Painting Grapes & Grapevines in Watercolor

With instructor Kathleen Alexander

A 5-day workshop in Watercolors.

Wednesday thru Sunday, July 29 - August 2, 2020, 9 am to 4 pm.

Gualala Arts, Upstairs Classroom

Workshop Cancelled

Registration is now available online.

Join Kathleen Alexander for a 5-day workshop focused on painting grapes and grapevines in transparent watercolors. Creating depth and realism through layering, glazing and use of value contrast will be the focus of this workshop.

The Materials List can be found here.



“My paintings are usually about capturing a quiet moment in nature or in life. At the same time, I love to use strong, dynamic colors, and accentuate the contrast between light and shadow in my paintings to create depth and realism. My work is inspired by the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, and I attempt to share that inspiration with those who view my work.”

Kathleen Alexander moved to Maui in 2010 from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been painting in watercolor for over thirty years.  Kathleen earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, but a short time later, decided to pursue a career in art.  She was awarded a one-year scholarship to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and attended the AAU in 2000-2001. Kathleen began her art career by participating in fine art festivals in California, and teaches beginning through advanced watercolor painting workshops.

Her artwork has been accepted into national and international watercolor exhibitions around the globe. She has won many awards for her paintings, and received signature membership in both Northwest Watercolor Society and Watercolor West in 2009. She was juried into signature membership of the National Watercolor Society in 2018.

She was a featured artist in the April 2010 and June 2014 issues of Watercolor Artist magazine, and is included in Splash 12, Splash 14, Splash 15, Splash 16, Splash 18, Splash 19, Splash 20, and Splash 21 (to be published in 2020) by North Light Books.

Kathleen’s paintings were accepted into Art Maui exhibitions in 2011 and 2012, and the Hawaii National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Hawaii. In 2018, one of her paintings was accepted into the National Watercolor Society’s 98th International Open Exhibition in San Pedro, California. She is represented by the Village Galleries on Maui.

A northern California native, Kathleen has two adult children, and has lived on Maui with her husband of 30 years, Tom, since 2010. Her work has been included in two issues of Watercolor Artist magazine, and seven issues of “Splash”, a watercolor compilation book by North Light Books. Kathleen also teaches watercolor workshops across the U.S., and has been accepted into watercolor exhibitions and received awards across the globe. Kathleen was awarded signature membership in the National Watercolor Society in October 2018.

She has won numerous awards and has an extensive CV. Her works have been displayed at numerous galleries. She lives in Hawaii. Her website is here.

Registration for this workshop is available online at,

1-800-838-3006, and at Gualala Arts Center

Gualala Arts is at 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA 95445

Information is at and at 707-884-1138.