2018 WORKSHOPS!  Check out our 2018 workshops on our 
2018 Schedule  page and our Spring 2018 and Summer 2018  pages.  To find out more about our 2018 workshops including how to register, just go to our '18 Contact Info page. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK!  Mel is looking forward to returning to the New York Open Center in Manhattan this spring to teach another one-day, indoor workshop at the end of April.  This class is designed for beginners to advanced painters so all are welcome to join and it is scheduled on a Sunday, which makes it convenient for those who work during the week.  For specific information on this class and how to register, just go right to

DVD SALE!  Take advantage of the special price of Mel's DVDs! See our DVDs page for specific information.

NEW NEWS!  Mel's watercolor "Good Morning in South Carolina" is included in the feature article "The Year's Best Paintings" in
Watercolor Artist magazine's February 2018 issue.  Mel's painting was honored with the 1st Place Award at the 2017 Georgia Watercolor Society's Annual National Exhibition. 

Mel's painting "View from the Rialto, Venice" was accepted into the 2018 Annual National Exhibition of the Georgia Watercolor Society.  The show will take place from March 17 to April 29 at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. 

MORE NEWS!  Mel received the Cynthia Shipp Goodgal Memorial Award for Watercolor at the 38th Annual Regional Open Juried Show at the Ridgewood Art Institute.  

2018 DEMONSTRATION!  The Essex Water Color Club invited Mel to do a demonstration in April. Founded in 1932, the Essex Water Color Club is the oldest watercolor organization in New Jersey. Open to the public, this Sunday afternoon demo will take place on April 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey. Free of charge for members of the Essex Water Color Club and $5 for non-members and guests. Visit www.ewcclub.com for information.

ANOTHER 2018 DEMONSTRATION!  Mel was invited by the Pascack Art Association to do a watercolor demonstration in June. This demo is open to the public and is free of charge. It will take place on Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center of the Municipal Office Building, 350 Hudson Avenue, Township of Washington in Bergen County, New Jersey.  


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