The influence of the landscape is reflected in all of my paintings.  Recalling images and emotions from my experiences provides inspiration and content for my exploration of natural forms, colors, and textures.

After a career as a public school teacher, I began my journey to become a watercolor artist.  All of my past experiences inform this pursuit.  I love being outside, so I have  a strong attraction to plein air painting.  Those impressions become the genesis for further abstractions.   

My art has been exhibited in many juried shows including Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery, and "Aquarius - Pacific Regional Exhibition."  The John Muir Land Trust, The Museum of Northwest Art, The Camano Center, City of Concord, CA (Office of the Mayor,) and other non-profit organizations have selected my work to support their charitable endeavors.  My workshops focus on design, composition, and developing a personal painting style.  I have been the featured artist/lecturer for the California Watercolor Association.

My watercolor paintings have appeared in Watercolor Magazine; as cover art for the Bill “Doc” Webster CD, “Jazz from the Tenderloin -Live at Les Joulins  Jazz Bistro” (SF, CA;) Stanwood – Camano News (WA) directory cover;  Everett HeraldSkagit Herald; (WA;) and Dusty Cellars Winery (WA) label art .  My work is included in “Splash 11 – New Directions - The Best of Watercolor,” North Light Books & F+W Media.  My articles, “The Unconventional Route” and “The Dr. is in” have been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine.  Sue St. John’s, “A Walk Into Abstracts, Vol. 6” includes two of my paintings.

More of my art may be seen at Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA; the Camano Island Inn, Camano Island, WA; in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe; the artistsnetwork.com; and juanitahagbergwatercolors.com.


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