How We Got Started
Birgit O'Connor is professional self-taught watercolor artist that has been painting for over 20 years, specializing in florals, landscapes and subject of nature. Birgit lives in Bolinas of West Marin, California and finds watercolor the most fluid and expressive medium to work in.
Her award winning work has been recognized and published in over 30 national and international artist publications, including Australian Artist and International Artist Magazine. Birgit contributes regularly to Watercolor Magic, Artist Sketchbook, Watercolor Basics, and Artist magazine. She has been featured in articles, in The San Francisco Chronicle, Marin IJ, Pt. Reyes Light, Dobry Zank, Poland, L'Art de l'Aquarelle, France and The New York Times. Her Most recent awards include in 2014, 2nd Place Award at the 44th International Watercolor Exhibition, in New Orleans for the Louisiana Watercolor Society and previously the Sailis International Award in New Orleans for her florals.
Birgit sees her watercolor paintings as reflective of nature's voice. Her memberships include, California Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Who's who in America, and Who's Who in American Woman. Birgit has shown her work all over the world including a one woman show in Hong Kong. Birgit has produced a wide variety of instructional videos available on this site as VHS, DVD and streaming video. To see her painting, workshop schedule and other information visit her Website www.birgitoconnor.com