SCAA Workshop to feature watercolorist Pong Apinyavat


By Olga Kaczmar

Newhall Community Contributor

Watercolorist Pong Apinyavat will host a workshop on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Home Care Services, 23340 Cinema Drive, Suite 5, in Santa Clarita. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

The event is sponsored by the Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) and reservations can be made by contacting Jeanne Iler (661) 678-0357 or [email protected]. See:

Apinyavat, one of today’s foremost plein air painters of the California coastline, captures the many moods and colors of the sea, beaches, coastal highways and recognizable landmarks.

“My plein air style might include painting the early morning mist, bright mid-day sun and/or flow of the evening sunset on the water. My goal is to capture the beautiful natural world I see,” said Apinyavat. “My paints and easel are always with me.”

In the past decade he has won many awards including Winsor & Newton

(Merchandise Award), Valley Watercolor Society — Jack Richeson Award, M. Graham Inc. Award, Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, and the prestigious Best of Show from the Weisman Museum/Pepperdine University. Also his work been exhibited in the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica.

“I’m a juried member of Watercolor West. My paintings are found in many private collections and galleries in the United States, Asia and Europe. I currently judge many art shows, give watercolor demonstrations and teach workshops throughout California,” said Apinyavat. View his art on:

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