Wendy M. Watson of Blanco, Texas is one of 500 members of the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) whose handpainted ornaments will decorate a holiday tree this season in the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. The tree will be on display throughout the month of December.
Each ornament on the tree is inspired by one of the paintings in the Renwick Permanent Collection, as chosen by the decorative artist member. Wendy has been a member of the Society for over 20 years. In addition to the ornament mentioned here, an ornament of hers was selected for the White House Tree in 1995. Wendy has a painting studio in the area "Wendy's Red Door" where she teaches decorative painting classes. Information about her classes is available by visiting www.paintingatwendysreddoor.com
SDP is a membership organization with members throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and 42 other countries. It has more than 291 affiliated chapters that actively promote the art form through community service projects and other painting-related activities. Wendy is a member of two affiliated chapters in the area, Alamo Decorative Artists in San Antonio and The Heart of Texas Tolers in Austin.