Trish Poupard
Watercolor Artist

Trish Poupard, WW, SWA, TWS, SCWS, PWSA, SWS


Trish Poupard has been painting in transparent watercolor for 12+ years with numerous acceptances into national and international exhibitions and many awards won.  Before beginning her career in fine art painting, she spent 14 years as a successful clothing designer in Los Angeles, California. She is a self taught artist who learned watercolor techniques by taking local watercolor classes and workshops. Trish now resides in a small town 30 miles north of Dallas, Texas and continues to forge ahead into the realm of watercolor.

Creating realistic paintings through transparent watercolor is how Trish translates the light captured from images from her own photos. “Light is the only reason to paint”, says Trish. Her work is completely transparent with darks achieved by layering multiple washes. She considers herself a watercolor purist and does not use any form of masking or masking fluid to save the whites in her paintings, but instead uses negative painting skills as she saves the white of the paper to depict white in her paintings. Inspiration strikes often and Trish paints a multitude of subjects including: florals, landscapes, skyscapes, seascapes, figures and portraits. Her work is ever-evolving as she finds interest in new subjects and tries out new techniques.

National Watercolor Society Memberships 

AmericanWatercolor Society (AWS)

NationalWatercolor Society (NWS)

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWSA) Signature Member

Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA) Signature Member

South Carolina Watermedia Society (SCWS) Signature Member

SouthwesternWatercolor Society (SWS) Signature Member

TexasWatercolor Society (TWS) Signature Member with Purple Sagebrush Honors

TransparentWatercolor Society of America (TWSA)

WatercolorArt Society-Houston (WAS-H)

WatercolorWest (WW) Signature Member

WesternFederation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS)



Trinity Art show 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Juror-Sandra Jean Ceas "If Looks Could Kill" & "Eyes On You"

Mark Arts National Watercolor Exhibition, Juror-Carrie Waller "Lush" &  "Aubergine"

PWCS Philadelphia Watercolor Society 123rd International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Juror-Ryan Fox "Aubergine"

CCAN The Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Art Show & Competition, Juror-Letitia Huckaby "Dogwood Drama", 

"Determined Beauty" 1st Place Watercolor Award

BAC 38th Annual Bosque Art Classic, Judge-Seth Hopkins, "Dogwood Dream" Approaching Fort Worth"

LGAA Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Art Exhibition, Juror-Teal Blake, "Dallas Pkwy"

SWA Southwest Artists Art of the Heartland Art Show & Competition, Judge-Henry R Moreno "One Hundred Percent", "Haunting Beauty"

SWS 60th Annual Membership Exhibition of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, Juror-Stan Miller "Urban Cowgirl"


KWS Kentucky Watercolor Society Aqueous USA Exhibition, Juror-Dongfeng Li "Spring Break"

AuSable -Great Northern Art Explosion, Juror-Amy Voss "The Butterfly Necklace", "Earbuds & Beanie"

SCWS South Carolina Watercolor Society 46th National Exhibition, Juror -JJ Jiang "Pigtails & Snowflakes"


Northstar Watermedia Society National Juried Exhibition, Juror-Dan Mackerman "Magnolia"

Texas Watercolor Society 74th Annual National Exhibit, Juror-Iain Stewart "Badass Biker"

Green Mountain Watercolor  Exhibition, Juror-Tim Saternow "Million Watt Smile"

Richeson 75 Still Life & Floral Competition, "Aubergine" published in book as a Meritorious Award & Published in Book

Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council 35th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror- Iris Bechtol "Taos"

Watercolor West 55th International Juried Exhibition, Juror-Michael Reardon "Aubergine"

RCAS 57th Regional Juried Art Exhibition & Sale, Juror Carole Ehrlich "Pigtails & Snowflakes", "Haunting Beauty" 2nd Place Award

MPAC Unique by Nature Juried Art Competition & Exhibition "Dogwood Drama"

Conroe Art League CAL International 2023, Juror Annette Palmer "Waking Up"

2023 Arizona Aqueous XXXVII, Juror Jackson Boelts "Haunting Beauty"  "Urban Cowgirl" Merit Award

Visual Guild of Frisco Art Appreciation Awards & Auction, "Daydreamer" "Busy" Award

California Watercolor Association 53rd National Exhibition, Juror-Gary Tucker "Lush"


Kentucky Watercolor Society Aqueous USA, Juror-Michael Holter "One Hundred Percent"

PWSA Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open International, Juror- Barbara Jones "If Looks Could Kill"


37th Annual Bosque Art Classic, Juror -Mikel Donahue "Dogwood Drama"

Northstar Watermedia 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Juror-Tara Sweeny "Urban Cowgirl"

Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Membership Exhibition, Juror-Cecy Turner "Dogwood Dream"

RCAS Fall Membership Show, Juror-Bev Boren "Busy" "The Butterfly Necklace" Merchandise Award

"Huntington Cactus" 1st Place Award

Southwestern Watercolor Society 59th Annual Membership Exhibition, Juror-Ted Nuttall "Haunting Beauty"

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Artrageous 2022  "Overcast" First Place Award

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Creme de la Creme, Juror- Jed Morse "Haunting Beauty"

Adirondacks 41st Annual National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Juror Ratindra Das "Approaching Fort Worth"

WW Watercolor West 54th International Juried Exhibition, Juror Bev Jozwiak "Huntington Cactus"


Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 47th Exhibiton, Juror -Iain Stewart “OneHundred Percent”

SWA Societyof Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition, Juror-Laurin McCracken “Lush”


37th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition, juror-Billy Hassell  “Urban Cowgirl”

CCAN 6th Annual Center for the Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition , 

Juror -Colette Copeland "Pigtails & Snowflakes"  "Waking Up"

Richardson Civic Arts Society 56th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition &Sale, Juror-Steve Ko  “Daydreamer”

Art in the Atrium - Frisco Public Art, "Huntington Rose"

TWS Texas Watercolor Society73rd Annual National Exhibit, Juror-Stephen Quiller  “If LooksCould Kill”


Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Juror of selection-Ratindra Das "Approaching Fort Worth"


Societyof Watercolor Artists Juried Exhibition, Juror-Mollie Jones  “Pigtails &Snowflakes”  2nd Place Award

Crèmede la Crème, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, “Busy”,“Daydreamer”  3rdPlace Award

Coppell Arts Council Juried Exhibition, Blue “Overcast”, “Crossing Over”, “SoaringAbove” Honorable Mention

WatercolorWest 53rd International Juried Exhibit, Juror-Thomas Schaller  “Urban Cowgirl”

Southwestern Watercolor Society58th Annual Member Exhibition, Juror-Ruth Armitage “DogwoodDrama

Richardson Civic Art Soc 2021 Juried Exhibiti, Juror-Marina Shterenberg “Chloe Closeup" Honorable Mention

Fresh Ideas 2021 Visual Art League of Lewsiville, Juror-John Cook “Waking Up”,“Dallas Pkwy”

Watercolor Art Society-Houston Monthly Exhibit, Juror Don Andrews “Freckled Angel” Honorable Mention

Central Texas Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition, Juror-Vladislev Yeliseyev “FreckledAngel” 1st Place Award

Artrageous-Visual Art League of Frisco, “Huntington Cactus”

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open International Exhibition, Juror-Carla O’Connor“Overcast”

Texas Watercolor Society 72nd Annual National Exhibit, Juror-Karen Vernon“Crossing Over”

CCAN National Art Competition, Juror-Liz Trosper “Dallas Pkwy”, “Huntington Cactus”

Philadelphia Watercolor Society 121’st Int’l Exhibit Works on Paper, Jurors-Mary White, RayBalkwill “Lush”

Richardson Civic Arts Society 2021 Member Show, Juror-Winter Rusiloski “Approaching FortWorth”

NationalWatercolor Society, Juror Mat Barber Kennedy “Huntington Cactus”

Red River Watercolor Society 28th National Juried Watermedia Exhibition,Juror-Robbie Laird “Busy”

Art in the Atrium, City of Frisco,  (public art) “Busy”

IrvingArt Association Animal Exhibition,  "Busy” , “Armadillo Sunset”

36thTexas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, Juror- Andrea Karnes“Approaching Fort Worth”

Fresh Start Visual Art League of Frisco, “Dallas Pkwy”


CentralTexas Watercolor Society Fall Show, Juror-Kim Abercrombie “Approaching FortWorth” Best of Show

WaterlooWatercolor Group 42nd Fall Exhibit, Jurors –Frank Webb,David Savellano “Busy” Honorable Mention

RichardsonCivic Art Society 2020 Membership Show, “Cabana” Honorable Mention

WatercolorArt Society-Houston 51st Member Exhibit, Juror-Don AndrewsHuntington Cactus Merchandise Award

VisualArts Society of Texas 13th Annual 175-Mile Exhibition, Juror-Liz Ash“Busy”

SouthCarolina Watercolor Society 43rd National Exhibit, Juror-Ted Nuttall “Crossing Over” “Daydreamer”

CCANNational Juried Art Competion, Juror- Thomas Motley, “Armadillo Sunset”  First Place Watercolor

Northstar Watermedia Society 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition,Juror-Nicole Watson  “Crossing Over”

Society of Watercolor Artists Membership Exhibition 2020, Juror –Janet Rogers"Huntington Cactus" 1st Place Award

Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape, Architecture 2020, “Crossing Over”  Merit Award & Published in Book

Kentucky Watercolor Society Aqueous USA 2020 Exhihibition Juror-Anne Abgott  “Busy”

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open International  Exhibition, Juror-John Salminen “Approaching Fort Worth”

Philadelphia Watercolor Society 120th Int’l Exhibit Paper, Juors;John Salimen,Sephen Quillar “Daydreamer”

Women in Watercolor Jurors-Lynn Pratt, Lana Privitera, Chris Krupinski “Busy”, “Cabana”, "Crossing Over”

WatercolorArt Society-Houston June Member Show, Juror Cookie Wells  “Armadillo Sunset”, "Overcast”

Society of Watercolor Artists 2020 International Juried Exhibition, Juror-Brenda Swenson “Cabana”  


Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, "Cabana" (sold)

Watercolor West 51st International Exhibition, Juror-Keiko Tanabe “Busy”

OPOMAC National Juried Art Exhibition, Juror-Randy Meador “Cabana”

Southwestern Watercolor Society 56th Annual Member Exhibition, Juror-Vladislev Yelisyev “Crossing Over”

Society of Watercolor Artists international Exhibiton, Juror-Iain Stewart “Daydreamer”

CentralTexas Watercolor Society Spring Member Exhibitio, Juror-Michael Reardon“Cabana” 3rd Place

2019 Juried Membership Exhibition, Juror- Judi Betts “Soaring  Above”

CentralTexas Watercolor Society 2019 Fall Membership Exhibit, Juror- Michael Holter “Daydreamer”

SouthCarolina Watercolor Society 2019 National Watermedia Exhibit, Juror- Ryan Fox“Cabana”

CentralTexas Watercolor Society Fall Memeber Exhibit, Juror Jeremy Newton “Succulent” Honorable Mention

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