Calendar of Events
Restarting live events in a safe way.
On-location sketching and watercolor painting retreats for artists of all levels.
Join Charles Leon and myself as we host retreats for intimate groups of 9 artists, in gorgeous and inspiring locations. We’ll sketch, paint and eat and drink our way through different locales, in stunning locations with beautiful light and vibes for inspiring creativity . Build skill quickly in this retreat, while communing with nature and other like-minded artists.
2022 Schedule is out now!
Catalina Island - April 8-10, 2022
Cotswolds, England - June 20-24, 2022
Ojai, California - September 2022
Visit @eatpaintlive or www.eatpaintlive.com to learn more and to reserve a spot now.
Follow us on Eventbrite for more details and to register
Watercolor Happy Hour Fridays
From 4-5 PM PST.
Join me on Zoom and paint with me! Each week, we paint a different subject. Painting is unguided and a casual fun atmosphere is certain to set you on the right start to a fantastic weekend! BYOB. Free and open to all ages (materials donations are appreciated!)
Email me for the weekly link & subject or follow me on Instagram - I post the details each Thursday.
We’d. Nov 10th 10am - 1pm
This is a hybrid offering: you can join in person or via Zoom. $50 registration. I will be covering how to stretch your paper, how to make a flawless wash, pigment mixing and mingling, textural techniques and more.
Register on the Art Supply Warehouse website or in person.
My Beginner’s Pet Portrait Workshops were a HUGE Success!!
-already planning more-
Held on Zoom, you’ll learn step by step how to turn your favorite photo of your pet into a beautiful realistic watercolor likeness, ready for gifting or framing.
Cost: $30 /$45 materials included
Open to 8 persons
Enroll now via email to ensure your spot in the next set of classes. 2022 Dates to be released soon
A lot of folks have been asking me for lessons, and I’m now set up on Zoom and FaceTime so I can offer live video instruction ! Affordable instruction for beginners and intermediate learners. First 20 minutes is free! Please message me for more info or to schedule. Gift Cards available - lessons make a wonderful present!
Commissions are open now and I'm taking four for the holiday season.
Please email or message me for more information!
Family & Individual Portraits, starting at $125, are currently full. Please message me to get on the wait list.
Give the gift of place. A memory of an old home or housewarming gift for the new owners. These make a unique, personal closing gift for real estate agents. Lead time 5-7 days.
Also, super excited to announce that I am teaching a Watercolor Meet Up this Fall for CSULB's OLLI program!
OLLI classes are affordable and open to anyone age 50+!
Check out the OLLI website for more information and to register :
Also, super excited to announce that Stephanie and I were part of the Long Beach Open Studio Tour this year! Thank you to everyone who came to see us!
About the Artist
Anne Kupillas is a Long Beach, California-based artist, working primarily in watercolor.
Born in 1968 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Anne's love of art began as a child growing up on Long Island, New York, in a family of artists and musicians who encouraged her creativity.
Her artwork is informed by freedom and movement, love of color, nature and the human form.
Anne's works have been showcased in two solo exhibitions in Florida and NYC. She is currently preparing a a solo exhibition in Long Beach, “Drawn to Nature,” which opens Nov 1st at the Alpert JCC’s Gatov Gallery, and just wrapped a solo exhibition of abstract landscapes at Studio115 in Downtown Long Beach.
Anne is a graduate of State University of NY's SUNY Albany with a Bachelor of Arts, and has studied fine art and art history in New York, Washington DC, Northampton, England and California. Anne enjoys traveling and plein air painting, as well as studio work. She is a member of the Arts Council of Long Beach, and you can find her at many events in and around town. Anne's belief in "affordable art" is evident in her prints and her custom work, which are favorites with locals, visitors and collectors alike.