New Member, Leslie Watkins Exhibit and Classes

“Paphiopedilium maudiae”, watercolor by Leslie Watkins, ©2014

Leslie Watkins, Gail Easton, Molly Lally: Botanicals

The Norfolk Library
9 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, CT 06058
March 1 - 31, 2015

Opening reception March 1, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Leslie will also be teaching  -

Nature Studies in Watercolor
Wednesdays, March 4 -25, 2015
10am - 12pm

Dandelion Cottage
281 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, CT 06058

Learn techniques of traditional watercolor as used by the masters.
Develop your skills and add to your portfolio as you paint. This class will provide the student with the confidence and ability to maintain a personal record of the natural world, with the intent to use it as a foundation to create works of art. Elements of painting such as drawing, the movement of light, mass conceptions, depicting form, creating depth, and atmospheric perspective will be taught. Traditional English watercolor techniques will be demonstrated, as used by J.M.W. Turner, Beatrix Potter, Albrecht Dürer, and Pierre Joseph Redouté.

Students at all levels, including beginners will enjoy this relaxed and illuminating class. More experienced painters will hone their craft and receive constructive criticism. Plenty of individual instruction and live demonstrations will be given. Bring any watercolor supplies you may have on hand, additional materials will be available for purchase.

Leslie Watkins is a well known botanical illustrator and landscape painter, with 30 years of practice and teaching. A very popular instructor, she is also the founding director of the NWCT Berkshire Plein Air Painters.

Contact: Leslie Watkins,, and visit:
(860) 542-3920