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Michaelin Otis LWS TNSW

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Michaelin Otis is an award winning, Nationally known artist, show juror and Author and illustrator.  Her popular book,  "Watercolor for the Fun of It - Painting People" was Published in 2002. She is a contributing author for "Drawing People - The Essential Guide", and several other books written by Karlyn Holman and Nancy Reyner, as well as "Splash 9".  She has written for Watercolor Magazine , Artist Magazine, and Watercolor Magic.  She has appeared in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector and others

She Has won numerous awards, Has her signature membership in the Louisiana Watercolor Society and the Taos Society of Watercolors. She Owned her own gallery

and Teaching Studio, Avalon Arts, for 18 years in White Bear Lake, MN.  She taught for H K Holbein art materials for several years around the country, as well as in Guatemala and for 20 Years a yearly workshop In Yucatan


Pierce Art Museum, TX- 2014 and 2015 Purchase Award

Liz Jamieson-Dunne Award - Signature America Watermedia Exhibit 2016

Award of Excellence -NorthStar Watermedia 2015

Santa Rita Art League Best in Show  2007

Award of Excellence - Northern Lights 2005

Finalist Artist Magazine Animal Competition 2004  

Watercolor Magazine -Ones to Watch -2002

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Michaelin sells collage, college and charcoal, mixed media, as well a watercolors, and watercolor on a  handmade surface that she creates on archival board.  She also teaches workshops and is a juror for competitions. She is an author, and a contributor on several books. 

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