Members of the Board

Mirka Fetté
President

“Painting with watercolor gives me joy because of its transparency and because each painting is an adventure. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be involved with this organization because it is a friendly and nurturing environment where ideas are shared and we can grow as artists.”
Molly Edler
Programs

James Brauer
Treasurer

“When I see how nature’s forms are so varied in shape and color, they encourage me to look closely, identify their secrets, and try to translate them to a watercolor medium. While there is imitation of what I see, there is also clarification, simplification, and interpretation—but not so much that it loses the sense of a Creator’s hand at work. The Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s meetings and workshops have helped me greatly in pursuing my hobby with some wonderfully encouraging people.”

Jane Hogg
Secretary

“Watercolor has become my medium of choice because of its delicacy, glow and flow. My affiliation with the Saint Louis Watercolor Society has allowed me to grow as an artist with all I have learned through their workshops, meetings,  and knowledge so freely shared by their members.  Being a part of this wonderful organization is very rewarding”
Becky Dale
Workshops
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Jeanne Thomas
Workshops

“As a member of Saint Louis Watercolor Society I have gone from being someone who loved watercolor to becoming an aspiring watercolor artist.  At every watercolor society meeting, we are reminded of the purpose of the STLWS to advance, encourage and enrich artists through education, exhibits and workshops.  With the encouragement of society members, my love of watercolor as an enjoyable avocation has become a passion.   It is an honor to be part of this artistic community.”
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Fran Kempin
Exhibits

Carla Giller
Exhibits

“I have been painting for three years now.  There is no doubt that my involvement with the STLWS has advanced my painting skills.  Not only have the workshops been wonderful, but I have made new friendships that have enriched my life.  Knowledge is freely shared within this community of painters.  The monthly meetings are always interesting as well.  All I can say is my painting changed for the better when I joined the STLWS! I’m proud to now be a member of the Board.”

Mary Ellen Maender
Hospitality

“I have been painting for about ten years now and am very happy to be able to take a role in the STLWS in the smallest way, I hope to be worthy and able to do a good job. I felt that it was my time to become involved.”
Francoise Olivier

Francoise Olivier
Graphics & Design

“I have practiced watercolour for more than three years and it has steadily become a passion for me as I feel it brings positive emotions of all kinds. Becoming a member of the STLWS has been more than helpful as the monthly meetings and workshops permitted me to meet very nice people and great painters. I also started experiencing the Plein Air Painting which I enjoy a lot. Being a new member of the board is an honor and I look forward to being more involved in the society.”

Florine Porter
Publicity