Artist Mark Mehaffey Awarded the Dynasty Brush Premier Watercolor Brush Collection Merchandise Award at the 2023 National Watercolor Society’s 103rd International Open
From October 1st through November 5, 2023, the National Watercolor Society held its 103rd International Open Exhibition. Artists from around the world exhibited their work in watercolor and watercolor media, with a variety of cash, merchandise, and scholarship awards given for excellence.
For this year’s exhibition, FM Brush Co., Dynasty Brush's parent company, contributed three Dynasty Brush Premier Watercolor Brush Collection Merchandise Awards. Each award featured a premier collection of Dynasty’s finest artists' brushes including selections from the Water Lily, Black Gold, Faux Squirrel, and Faux Kolinsky series.
For his work “Being Alone is Not the Same as Being Lonely", Artist Mark Mehaffey won the NWS Award XIII, which included the Dynasty Brush Premier Watercolor Brush Collection Merchandise Award.
Excited to learn more about this piece and its artist, we spoke with Mark Mehaffey from his studio in Michigan.
Congratulations on "Being Alone is Not the Same as Being Lonely" being awarded the NWS Award XIII at the 2023 National Watercolor Society’s 103 International Exhibition! Please share what it means to you and your work to win this award.
What was your inspiration for “Being Alone is Not the Same as Being Lonely”?
Your NWS award includes the Dynasty Brush Premier Watercolor Brush Collection Merchandise Award donated by FM Brush Co., which features an exciting array of Dynasty Brush’s finest watercolor brushes. Dynasty Brush is new to you and your work, how do you hope these brushes will enhance your art?
Along with working with watercolors, what other mediums will we find in your portfolio?
You have an illustrious career as an artist, how long have you been painting and how did you get started?
Can you share with us what you’re working on next?