OUR TEACHERS





Fred A. Kingwill has been involved with art all of his life. Trained in natural resources, communications, and education, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 30 years . A life time learner, he has taken art workshops from numerous teachers/artist in addition to studying art books, videos, and extensive painting. He has received many awards and has judged major art contests. Fred has participated in hundreds of art fairs, shows, and exhibits and sells his art  primarily in galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he spends most of year. He paints what he knows and loves focusing primarily on landscapes, wildlife, and flowers. He has taught watercolors for nearly 40 years to all ages and is always excited to share the magic of watercolors. His website is: fredkingwill.com.


Robin Avery has always been involved in art. From ceramics, pastels, copper enameling and oil painting she has dabbled forever in artistic expression. She has studied painting with Polly Hammett, Stephen Quiller, M.E. mike Bailey and Donna Zagotta just to mention a few. Her paintings are on display at The Cypress Falls Pet Resort in Cypress Texas her paintings have appeared  twice in the publication Splash The Best of Watercolor. Splash 10 and 15  contain examples of her work. After teaching for 26 years in public school, robin loves teaching classes at Watercolor Art Society of Houston. “It is the very best place to teach and learn about water media while being surrounded by enthusiastic artists and a wonderful gallery to display and sell your art.”




Mary Glover Rustay is a native Houstonian and graduate of Bellaire High School. Mary received a BA degree in Fine Arts from Austin College. Mary has been an involved and devoted member of WAS-H since its formation. She has exhibited in juried shows throughout the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and has won numerous ribbons for her work. She also has her paintings in private collections in America and Europe. As Paintout Chairman. Mary has taught watercolor classes in past years in her home, as well as at WAS-H, for beginners, intermediate painters and children, prior to founding the Senior Class. The Senior Class has continued to grow as an outreach offered to the community at WAS-H, taught weekly to a thriving class of over 50 students. “My passion for art and watercolor, and my desire to share what I have learned, has made me a successful teacher. I enjoy my students and their friendship, and love people!”  


Les McDonald has been creating art since the 6th grade, 1956. He majored in Commercial Art at Sam Houston State College, receiving a BS degree. Les has been featured in several art galleries throughout the years. Recently he exhibited at the Beeville Art Museum, a program from the Rockport Art Association. He also has exhibited in the Christ Church Cathedral. Current galleries he showcases in are: Latitudes, Rockport, Texas; The Gallery at Round Top. Les has been teaching workshops at WAS-H since 2014. His student success has been due to his detailed instruction on techniques and detail. He has instructed students from first time watercolor beginners to experienced artists. Les is drawn to realism in how own work, but has recently expanded on other techniques and detail. What draws Les to WAS-H are the dedicated artists and volunteers. "I have never seen such dedication and activity as I see at WAS-H." www.lesmcdonald.com


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