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28 x 19
by Verena Heroux
Southern Watercolor Society Exhibit 2008


107 Palmetto Dr., Newport, NC 28570

Growing up in the English country side inspired in me the love of nature's beauty and the desire to portray it in watercolors.

I don't remember a time when I didn't paint as a child growing up on the east coast of England. As in the case with many women of my generation, I put aside my interests in order to raise a family. I began painting seriously in 1998 after my husband retired and we moved to the coastal area of North Carolina.

I was drawn to painting flowers because as a child, I spent many hours with my father George who maintained a beautiful garden. He grew vegetables as well as flowers. I had my own section in the garden to plant seeds. This instilled within me a love for nature's bounty. He also taught me the names of the flowers.

I have never taken formal classes in painting, Composition or design. I am primarily self taught through books and self directed study

I have done several solo shows locally.

I was presented with my WSNC Signature Membership 2005.

WSNC. Juried in 2003,2004
2005-Daniel Smith Award
2006- Sharpes Image Award
2007-Alice Johnson Laraque Stott Memorial award
BCAC. Fine Arts Show Washington NC.
2004- Garden World Memorial Award
2005- Garden World Memorial Award
2006- Garden World Memorial Award
2007- Merit Award
TRAA. Juried Fine Arts Show. New Bern NC
2005- 2ND Place 2HM
2006- 1ST Place 1HM
CCAC- Art from the Art Annual show Morehead City, NC
2006- Best in show and 1HM
2007- Excellence in Art Award
2008- Excellence in Art Award
Carteret Arts Council Juried National Show, New Bern,NC
2007-Juried into show
Bank of the Arts Regional Juried Art Show, New Bern NC
2008- Juried into show
Southern Watercolor Society's 31st Annual Exhibition Show Quincy, FL
2008- Juried into Show
Touch of Class Art Show, Havelock NC
2008- First Place
Published- International Artist magazine
2008- October/November issue



23 x 18
by Verena Heroux
Finalist in the International
Artist magazine 2008

Spring Fest

by Verena Heroux
22 x 18
Merit award in Onslow Art
Society Annual Juried Show 2008