Watercolorist Paul Jackson competes in China

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Watercolorist Paul Jackson is “Team America” in The International Watercolor Masters Invitational Exhibition at Lu Mountain in China, billed as featuring the “top 20 watercolorists from around the world.” Not only is he one of a mere three Americans invited (and the only one to make the trip) but also, tonight he addresses 2000 Chinese and 20 international artists at the opening dinner. To the left is The Cardinal (National Cathedral in Washington D.C.)—one of the three architectural paintings Jackson will have on view during the exhibition.

And Jackson will be creating more art as he competes in a sort of plein air paint-off with acclaimed Chinese watercolorists. Some of the resulting artwork will be donated to help those affected by earthquakes in southwest China.

Wish you were there? Check out Jackson’s travel blog at www.pauljackson.com/blog/.

Want to see more of Jackson’s work? Go to his website (www.pauljackson.com) and check out his feature article in the April 2008 issue of Watercolor Artist.

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