Painting: The work has won an award. Courtesy image

Lori Pollack, an artist and resident of Santa Monica, California, has won the Best of Miniatures award in the continuously competitive June 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Bring Color,” an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA. Pollack’s painting titled “Vibrant Succulent” was selected by prominent local artist Susan Keith for this honor, out of over 200 entries. Keith said of the painting, “This is really a standout in transparent water color. The highlights on this are really beautiful, how she has done them in different shades and values of pink. In contrast she has cool colors for the darker values. I love it, it is beautiful.”

Over the last several years, Lori has rededicated herself to creating art using watermedia.  During the pandemic, she created a new body of work inspired from her daily walks. Her signature style is to “push the colors” just past reality for an eye-catching and unique result. Lori finds that watercolor paints let her capture the intensity of colors seen in light, shadows, and reflections.  She is drawn to nature and scenes of beauty and tranquility.  In her paintings of flowers, plants, animals, and still-life objects, she takes a closer look and brings those small details to a place of importance. Pollack is an award-winning member of the Valley Watercolor Society and the Pacific Art Guild as well as of the SDWS. More of her work can be found at

Paintings can be viewed and purchased directly from the gallery, and are also available to view and purchase on the SDWS website at

Submitted by Susan Wormsley