Ephemeral Selected for Splash 19: The Best of Watercolor

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"The water draining almost imperceptibly from the tub suggested the fleeting nature of beauty and existence." A signed, limited edition print of Ephemeral may be purchased in the Shop section of this website.


Splash 19: The Illusion of Light is scheduled to be released in July 2018 by North Light Books. I am pleased to announce that my watercolor, Ephemeral, was selected to be featured in this popular anthology of contemporary watercolors.   Splash 19 can be purchased from North Light or Amazon.


Silver Award


The Silver Award in the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 48th Annual Exhibition was awarded to my large watercolor of  Rayna. The exhibit will be on display in Little Rock, Arkansas until June 30th. Images of the entries and award recipients for this exhibition are also posted at the MSW website.


Splash 18: The Best of Watercolor


My watercolor of Sayuri is featured in the portrait section of Splash 18: Celebrating Light and Dark. This is the latest edition of the Splash series of books published by North Light Books annually. The book showcases the work of 130 "modern day masters" from around the globe. I have been very fortunate to have had my work featured in the Splash books from the previous two years, as well.




Texas Watercolor Society Award

Toxic Beauty II

Toxic Beauty II

Toxic Beauty II received the Watercolor Society of Alabama Award in the 68th Annual National Exhibition of the Texas Watercolor Society from the juror, Soon Warren. The TWS Exhibition is being held at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton until late August.


Fabulous Faces in Watercolor Artist magazine




A full page reproduction of my portrait of Sayuri was featured in the June issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. The article "Fabulous Faces" by Rachel Rubin Wolf promotes the latest edition of a popular anthology of contemporary watercolors scheduled to be published in July by North Light Books.

National Watercolor Society Award

Seeing Red was the recipient of the Irma Attridge Award in the 2015 National Watercolor Society Members Exhibition held at the NWS Gallery in San Pedro, California until July 31. Hunter was one of seven artists selected for awards from over 500 entries.

Watercolor Artist Magazine Cover


Seeing Red was featured on the cover of the April issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. Lance's painting received an Honorable Mention in the publication's 6th Annual Watermedia Showcase in addition to being selected for the cover. The Watermedia Showcase is an international competition with the top paintings selected from five different countries.


Oklahoma Humanities magazine




The Winter 2015 edition of Oklahoma Humanities magazine featured three of Lance's paintings. The editor, Carla Walker chose Oblivion's Wake, Beneath the Surface and Fish Tales II to accompany an essay on contemporary female poets by Jessica Glover.

Oblivion's Wake, oil painting

Oblivion's Wake, oil painting

Featured in Watercolor Artist magazine

A Touch of Blue was showcased in an article in the February 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. The article titled "The Best Art of 2014" featured the Best in Show winners from a selection of the top national and international watercolor exhibitions in the United States from that year. Hunter's painting was included as the recipient of the top award in the Missouri Watercolor International Exhibition. The magazine article included a high quality reproduction of the painting of Danielle and an interview of the artist. Iain Stewart,  an award winning artist in international exhibitions and signature member of the NWS was the juror for the MWS exhibition.

The following is the juror's quote Stewart made about Lance's watercolor for the magazine article:

"I first saw A Touch of Blue from 20 or 30 feet away, and as I approached I was drawn in-not just by the strength of the color of the scarf set against a neutral background, but by the very subtle and painterly aspects of the areas of low contrast. Lance displays all the criteria I use in my deliberations as a juror: his decision to complement the blue of the scarf in the skin tones; the way the piece works both as a realist painting and on an abstract level; his choices concerning areas of high contrast and how they direst the viewer through the painting; his obvious technical skills; the intangible qualities that draw one into the piece; and the story it tells. this work presents a strong sense of serenity and the real non-enhanced beauty of the human form. The choice of pose and expression, set off by tremendous areas of color only heightens the sensation." Iain Stewart