From illustration to fine art
Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over twenty years. An avid traveler, he uses watercolor to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds.
In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris.
Originally trained as an architect, he has been an architectural illustrator for over thirty years. His clientele spans the globe. In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.
His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibits include the annual shows of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. He recently presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco.
He leads plein air workshops every year. He is also an instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the California Watercolor Association. His work was featured in both the Fall 2007 and Spring 2011 issues of Watercolor magazine and the June 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. His work has also been published in Splash 10 and the most recent edition of the Splash series from North Light Books, Splash12.
More information on Michael Reardon can be found at his Website