Nel Dorn Byrd Open Studio Nov. 5 & 6

Hello to all of you;  my Open Studio and Art Sale will be November 5 and 6 with hours of 10 to 5 each day and you are invited to come visit at 3800 Elm Bottom Circle, Aubrey, Texas.   This will be the 15th year to open my studio and I have missed you these past three years.  If you’ve never been here, you are welcome to come see where I paint and what I have been painting during the pandemic hiatus.   And to those of you who have visited previously, welcome back!

I have spent lots of time in the studio and have many new paintings along with some plein air pieces.  Here are some of the paintings I will be showing and I will also have a selection of watercolors at reduced prices.


Here are some of the national and regional watercolor competitions in which my work has been accepted this year:  

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Albuquerque, N M  –  Vintage Wheels, 15 x 22

Society of Watercolor Artists International, Ft. Worth – Boats Afloat, 22 x 30  – Award 

49th Annual Rocky Mt. National Watermedia Exhibition, Evergreen, CO
 – Sunshine, 15 x 22

Mark Arts National Watercolor Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas  –  One Size Fits All – 15 x 22

VAST 175 Mile Juried Exhibition, Denton – The Dallas Morning News, 22 x 30   

Merging Visions 2022, Denton – Blowing in the Wind, 30 x 22, and Primrose Prairie, 15 x 22.
This exhibition is a yearly collaborative event of art along with poetry by the Denton Poet’s Assembly and I had two paintings exhibited.

I recently completed a commission of a residence in the Greenway Parks area of Dallas;  the home was designed by the late O’Neal Ford (1905 – 1982), a noted architect and I was excited to preserve a bit of history with my watercolor painting

Closer to home, I did a plein air painting of an historic home on the square in downtown Sanger.  It is a 1906 farm house and was at one time a bed and breakfast, but is now again a private residence.

In May, the Denton County Master Gardeners invited SWS to paint on location during their annual garden tour.  I painted at the Bar B Legacy Farms & Gardens;  it was a nice day and beautiful grounds.  Here  are the four small pieces that I painted.

I painted in Pilot Point at the SWS paint out recently and here is my sycamore tree; it was the best of my plein air efforts.

At my Open Studio, I will again have notecards and you may register to win an original watercolor painting given as a door prize. (image is shown below)  At my last Open Studio, Deanie Spurgin was the winner.  I hope to see you on November 5 or 6;  hours are 10 to 5 both days.  

Nel  Dorn  Byrd, AWS, NWS, NHS, SWS                     

Cell:  972-839-2993