Gaylord O’Con, sws “Bio”

Gaylord O’Con, sws

Watercolor Artist

Gaylord O’Con a Dallas, Texas based watercolor artist and holds his Southwest Watercolor Society Signature.

Gaylord’s paintings have a unique style which reflects his surroundings with his preference being cityscapes and street scenes and sparkle with their own life and energy. His challenge is to work in tandem with the medium and to bring into focus those things in life people don’t really take the time to see, such as a reflection in a window or a beautiful pattern in a shadow or an exciting composition. His paintings tell stories by creating tension between the looseness and tightness accomplished in a single painting.

Gaylord’s work has been exhibited in in more than 20 shows in the past 6 years including the 37th Western Federation Show in Las Vegas, The recent 2013 RCAS Show, The 5th Annual Rio Brazos Exhibition, 47th, 48th, 49th and the 50th SWS Juried Membership Art Exhibit, 30th International Juried Art Exhibit, 26th, 27th and 28th Texas and Neighbors Art Exhibition, and The 62nd Texas Watercolor Society Exhibit, to mention a few.

Awards include: The Artist Show Place Gallery Award-SWS 5oth, 2nd Place at the 26th and 27th Texas and Neighbors Art Exhibition, The Award of Excellence Watercolor at LGAA, and an honorable mention at the Society of Watercolor Artist International Exhibition. SWS Paint Out awards include: 3rd Place Archer City, 2nd Place Wichita Mountains, 2nd place Denton, 1st Place Mineola, and 2nd Place Paris Texas.

Some of his watercolor commissions for permanent collections includes painting for the Melrose Hotel in Dallas, 2 Paintings for the Kickapoo Indian Tribe in Eagle Pass, 23 paintings for the Omni Convention Center Hotel in Dallas, 26 paintings of the Dallas Streets for 5G Architects, 4 Paintings for Texas Tech campus in San Angelo, 4 paintings for the Coconut Grove Hotel in Florida and 3 paintings for the Parker House hotel in Historic Boston.

Gaylord served as 2012-13 President of Southwestern Watercolor Society. Other SWS positions held includes 1st VP Programs, Paintout Chairman, Co Show Chairman, SWS Historian and Show Catalog designer for 2013

Gaylord O’Con, sws

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