Michael Schlicting

Over the years Schlicting has won major awards in many painting competitions, both nationally and internationally, recently winning the Award of Excellence at the 2013 Shenzhen International Watermedia Biennial, at the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art in China. His paintings hang in over 2500 public, corporate and private collections around the world. He makes his home in Portland, Oregon and spends his summers at his studio/gallery, the Hawk Creek Gallery, on the Oregon coast.

Michael Schlicting

May 17, 18, & 19, 2018 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Held at 68 E. Tabernacle, St. George, Utah

Fee: $250.00 for members (non-members $285.00)

To attend: email [email protected] to let her know you want to attend and you’re ready to drop your check in the mail. If you are told there is room, mail your check for a deposit of $125.00 immediately to Dixie Watercolor Society at P.O. Box 1127, St. George, Utah 84771

To see more of his work, go to: www.michaelschlicting.com

Lian Quan Zhen

Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books.

He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued as a hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings.



His art teaching credentials include the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in the US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies' exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice and Painter's Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes and Drawing and Painting Animals - the Essential Guide.


Lian’s Five books published by North Light Books have distributed internationally. They are: The Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor, published in October of 2000; the Chinese Watercolor Techniques - Painting Animals, published in December of 2004, with demos on video tapes and DVDs made by Teaching Arts in UK; Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers published in 2009; Chinese Landscape Techniques for Watercolor in September 2013. They were main selections for North Light Book Club members. In 2015, North Light Books in its publishing history for the first time chose two live artists amount all its authors to make two coffee table books with their paintings. Lian was one of the selected artists and his coffee table is named: Chinese Watercolor Journey with Lian Quan Zhen.

Lian Quan Zhen

October 11th, 12th, and 13th of 2018

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Held at 68 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah

Fee: $200 for members (non-members $235)

To attend: email [email protected] to let her know you want to attend and you’re ready to drop your check in the mail. If you are told there is room, mail your check for a deposit of $100.00 immediately to Dixie Watercolor Society at P.O. Box 1127, St. George, Utah 84771


To see more of Lian's wonderful artwork, check out his website HERE!

Past Workshops:

Frank Huff, March 2017

Ted Nuttal, Oct. 2017

Karen Bettilyon

Glenda Caskey

Ian Ramsey, Feb. 2017

Lian Quan Zhen, Oct. - 2016

Carl Purcell, May - 2016

Shari Cannon March - 2016