Top 10 Greatest Watercolor Artists Worldwide

Watercolor painting is an ancient art goes back to at least the ancient Egyptian civilization where it was used for manuscript illustration, and can perhaps be traced back to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe. Nevertheless, the Renaissance is when its continuous history as an art medium begins, and some specifically dates the start to 1502 when watercolor painting was initiated by the German artist Albrecht Durer.

Today watercolor art is widely appreciated, and its artworks are known to be among the most beautiful creation of art around the world; they are sensitive, can easily and deeply touches you, and provide good food for an imagination hungry for beauty. Here in this topic, we brought you 10 of the greatest watercolor artists along with some of their creative artworks.

10 Shahzia Sikander

She was born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. Sikander joined the National College of Arts in Lahore, then got MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. She uses her traditional style in painting which is highly disciplined, and is specialized in Persian and Indian miniature which is appeared in her artworks. Sikander has got many awards on her artworks such as the Honorary Artist Award that was given to her by the Pakistani Ministry Of Culture.

Artworks of Sikander

9 David J Rogers

David J Rogers is a professional watercolor artist from California who is working in this field for over 25 years.  He is a hard-working artist as he used to present almost 40 festivals and shows in everywhere in California per year. He has two personal websites which are and Currently, he is selling his fine artworks online in many websites such as, and

Artworks of Rogers

8 Truong Van Ngoc

Truong Van Ngoc is a painter and a watercolor artist from vietnam.

Artworks of Truong Van Ngoc

7 Ahsan Habib

He is a painter and a watercolor artist born in Sayedpur,Bangladesh in 13 July 1986. He got his MFA from University Of Development Alternative in Dhaka. He studied for BFA at Marium University of Creative Technology from 2007 to 2011. Ahsan Habib is specialized in painting using Pastel, Pencil, Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor and Charcoal. In 2010, he participated in “Violence against woman & HIV” exhibition, and in 2011 in the exhibition of “Saannosara” creative destination. He also took part in the international exhibition “Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial”, China in the Shenzhen Art Museum from 10 December 2013 to 10 January 2014. From 2011:2014, he participated in jury board of “The International Watercolor Society” as a master watercolor artist. He worked as an art teacher in Bangladesh Academy Of Fine Art, National Academy Of Royal Arts and A M School and College.

Artworks of Ahsan Habib

6 Doris Joa

She is a German watercolor and oil artist. She started her journey with this art as a hobby, then turned to be her passion in life till she became a professional artist. Figurative work and roses are her two main favorite subjects. Her painting style is shown and described as “Romantic Realism”. She is passionate about painting the beauty of nature. You could feel the shadows and smell the flowers in the paintings of Doris Joa; her artworks are full of natural and magical scenes together.

Artworks of Doris Joa

5 Bui Duy Khanh

He is a watercolor artist and a self-taught painter from Vietnam, born in Haiphong in 1972. Bui Duy Khanh is a member of The Union Of Haiphong Culture and Art, and Vietnam Fine Arts Association. He is an active painter who has had many exhibitions such as the National Fine Art Exhibition-Hanoi 2010, Art Exhibition “No Time” at Vietnam National Museum Of Fine Arts-Hanoi 2011, Art Exhibition “Today and Forever” Haiphong 2012, Art Exhibition ”Hong Bang” Haiphong 2013, Art Exhibition ”Meet” at the museum of Haiphong 2014, Art Exhibition “City and River North-tam” Haiphong 2015, Watercolor Painting Exhibition First International in Vietnam-Hanoi 2015, and the Art Exhibition “Today” Hanoi 2016.

Artworks of Bui Duy Khanh

4 Jack Tia Kee Woon

He is a watercolor artist from Singapore. In the field of watercolor art, Kee Woon is famous by his unique technique of the acrylic environment that makes colors look very deep in his paintings. We can say that his art is influenced by the Chinese and Japanese culture. He has a great talent in using both the traditional watercolor with vibrancy acrylic medium in his unique artworks. His vision is to reinvent Singapore landscapes in his artworks; he could show Singapore’s river, streets and heritage buildings in a fresh new look.

Artworks of Jack Tia Kee Woon

3 Sergey Temerev

Sergey Temerev

 is a Russian watercolor artist who could make seascapes and beautiful clouds with a unique technique. He is so skilled in painting water and crashing waves, “the pristine depths and the reflections for me is testing of my strength, passion and recreation”, this is what he stated on his personal website. Beside his great success in the field of watercolor art, he is also a docent of the Architecture and Art Metal Department at the Art Industrial Academy.

Artworks of Sergey

2 Direk Kingnok

Direk Kingnok viewed watercolor art as a creative tool to move the beauty of everything surround him into beautiful paintings. Beautiful sites and natural views are regarded as elements from which he always got the inspiration to draw. Watercolor paintings of Direk Kingnok show the natural life of every one of us, or “Common people in common places” as he put it, which is why his work of art conveys simplicity as well as creativity.

Samples of Direk artworks

1 Thomas W Schaller

He is known as one of the foremost architectural artists in the whole world. In the field of watercolor art, Thomas W Schaller won almost all major awards for his paintings. He got the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize twice. Thomas authored two best-selling books and was awarded the AIA of Merit; the two books are The Art Of Architectural Drawing, Architecture In Watercolor.

Some of Schaller artworks

Mia Johnson

Meet Mia Johnson, a seasoned artist with over 20 years of experience in the art industry. Mia has dedicated her career to following, checking, and critiquing the works of other artists, helping them to hone their craft and reach their full potential. Her passion for art began at a young age, and she went on to study fine arts at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, Mia worked as a gallery assistant, where she gained valuable experience in the art world and developed a keen eye for spotting emerging talent. She went on to become an art critic for several major publications, including Artforum and Art in America, and has written extensively on contemporary art and culture. Mia is also a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has given talks at museums, galleries, and universities around the world. In her free time, Mia enjoys painting, drawing, and exploring new art forms and techniques. She is passionate about helping artists of all levels to achieve their goals and reach their full potential, and is always on the lookout for new talent to discover and promote.
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