Curriculum Vitae / Laurie Humble

Major Awards and Honors

  • Gold Medal Award, Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2006
  • 1st Place, Watercolor Art Society- Houston Juried Exhibition, J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University, 2006
  • Windsor & Newton Award, Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2006
  • Merit Award, Watercolor Society of Alabama National Exhibition, 2006
  • Finalist in the Artist’s Magazine Competition, Still Life Category, 2005
  • Jack Richeson & Co.- Gold Watercolor Award, Watercolor West XXXVII, 2005
  • Alice Arnaud Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2005
  • Merit Award, International Watermedia, Pike’s Peak Watercolor Society, 2005
  • Merchandise Award, San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 2005
  • Merit Award, Watercolor Society of Alabama National Exhibition, 2005
  • Strother’s Printing, Inc. Cash Award, Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2005
  • North light Book Award, Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2005
  • Merit Award, Society of Watercolor Artists National Exhibition, 2005
  • Best of Show at the 29th Annual National Watercolor Show of the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, 2004
  • Air float Award, Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2004
  • Honorable Mention, Chosen for Traveling Show, Texas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2003
  • Merchandise Award, Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2002
  • Merit Award, National Society of Artists National Juried Show, 2002
  • Merchandise Award, National Society of Artists National Juried Show, 2001
  • Finalist for the 2011 Hunting Art Prize

Selected Major Exhibitions

  • National Society of Artists National Juried Show, 2000, 2001,2002 & 2004
  • Texas Watercolor Society Annual National Juried Exhibit, 2001, 2003 & 2006
  • Bosque Conservatory Art Council Annual National Art Show, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2006
  • Eastern Washington Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibition, 2001 & 2003
  • Watercolor Society of Alabama National Juried Exhibition, Huntsville Museum of Art, 2002, 2005,2006
  • Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2002,2003,2005,2006
  • Montana Watercolor Society Annual National Watermedia, Bigfork Art and Cultural Center, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 23rd International Juried Exhibition, Binney and Smith Gallery, Millennium 2002
  • Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Exhibition, Mississippi Museum of Art, 2002
  • Challenge of Champions International Exhibition, Houston, TX, Watermedia 2003
  • Watercolor U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, 2003
  • International Watermedia, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 2003,2005
  • Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Arts Center/Old Forge, New York, 2003
  • Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida Annual Watercolor Exhibition, 2003,2004
  • Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Williams Tower, Houston, 2004
  • Hilton Head Art League’s National Juried Art Exhibition, Walter Greer Gallery/Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 2004 & 2006
  • 11th Annual Red River Watercolor Society’s National Juried Art Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, 2004
  • Visual Arts Alliance 21st Juried Open Exhibition, Williams Tower, Houston, 2004, 2006
  • Art Splash on the Square National Art Competition, Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, Graham, Texas, 2004, 2005
  • Kansas Watercolor Society Great 8 Exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, 2004
  • South Cobb Arts Alliance 17th National Juried Art Exhibition, Mable House Cultural Center, Mableton, Georgia, 2004
  • San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition, The Showcase Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2004 & 2005
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society Annual National Watermedia Exhibition, Pawtucket, RI, 2004 & 2005
  • California Watercolor Association 34th National Exhibition, Gallery Concord, Concord, CA, 2005
  • American Watercolor Society 138th Annual International Exhibition, the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2005
  • Watercolor Art Society-Houston International Exhibition, Bank of America Building, Houston, TX, 2005,2006
  • Watercolor Missouri National, The Churchill Gallery, Fulton, MO, 2005, 2006
  • Society of Watercolor Artists 24th Annual National Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center-Front Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, 2005
  • Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Bank One Center, New Orleans, LA, 2005, 2006
  • Watercolor West XXXVII Annual Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, 2005
  • The American Artists Professional League Inc., Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2005
  • Houston City Hall Annex Art on Loan Project’s 2009 Exhibition , 2009-2010
  • The ACT International Invitational 2010,Fayetteville, Texas
  • Thornwood Gallery, Houston, TX, 2010, 2011
  • Hunting Art Prize Gala, 2011
  • Third Coast Gallery, Two person show/Carla Gauthier, Galveston, TX, Aug - Sept 2015

Solo Exhibitions

  • Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, Texas, April, 2005
  • Artist's Alliance of Sugarland, Sugarland, Texas, March, 2010


  • American Artist, Feature Article, Three Key Elements of a Successful Painting: Focal Point, Composition, and Depth, By M. Stephen Doherty, March, 2005
  • Southwest Art, Art Values, June 2006
  • International Artist Magazine, Studio Access, December/ January 2007
  • Watercolor Artist Magazine, Cover Art and ten page article excerpt from Laurie’s new book, October 2008
  • Included in the book Splash 10, published by North Light Books, 2008
  • Featured in 2009 edition of F&W Media Fine Arts Calendar, month of December, published by The Artist’s Magazine, Pastel Journal, and Watercolor Artist
  • Instructional book entitled Watercolor Depth and Realism, by Laurie Humble, 2009, North light Books, F & W publications
  • American Artist Watercolor , Cover art and eight page feature article, Going Back to Basics, by Naomi Ekperigin, Fall 2012

Instructional DVD's           

  • 2 DVD series , Secrets in Watercolor with Laurie Humble, March 2010, Artists Network TV, F & W Media 
  • Art Academy Live, online courses , 3 DVD’s available, floral, portrait, and landscape, 2007

Selected Permanent Collections

  • Katy Heritage Museum, Katy Texas
  • Joe Gayle Photography, Houston
  • Jerry’s Artarama Corporate Offices, Raleigh, NC
  • Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Boone NC


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southwest Texas State University, 1984
  • Texas Teaching Certificate, Art K-12, 2014-2024
  • Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture Course Completion, TX State Anthropology Center, 2013

Art Organization Affiliations

  • Signature Member-Purple Sagebrush, Texas Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member, Montana Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member, Georgia Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member, Missouri Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member, Eastern Washington Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member, National Society of Artists
  • Signature Member, Watercolor Society of Alabama
  • Served as Members Exhibition Director, Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 2002-2003, & Co-Membership Director, 2003-2004

Selected Teaching Experience

  • Elementary Large Group Art Teacher, Francone Elementary, CFISD, Houston, 2014-2016
  • Ongoing weekly class, “Watercolor Basics and Beyond”, Mangum-Howell Community Center, Houston, Texas, 2002-2014
  • Ongoing weekly class, “ Oil Painting”, Mangum-Howell Community Center, Houston, Texas, 2007-2014
  • Courses taught in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed-media, & drawing, Lone Star College, 2010-2014
  • Multiple online courses taught for Artists Network TV, F&W Media, 2010-
  • Art Academy Live, online courses, DVD's, and snippets, 2007-
  • Art after-school program, Creative Alternatives now City Artworks, 1989-1992
  • Art League of Houston, Teaching staff, Montrose, Houston, Texas, 2008-2010
  • Creativity courses taught at The Jung Center Houston, 2009-2011
  • Beginner classes at The Arbor Gate, Tomball, Texas, 2009-ongoing
  • Museum of Fine arts Houston, occasional education programs, Oasis/medical students, High school programs, ongoing
  • Weekly classes, weekend workshops, and private lessons taught in studio
  • Demonstrations, Workshops, and Show Judging, conducted across the country
  • Numerous workshops taught nationally and internationally, 2007- present. Learning & Products expos, Vermont Art Event, Art In the Mountains, McDowell Watercolor Workshops, Explore Guatemala ,Wenmohs Ranch, Dillman’s creative Arts  Foundation, Hot Springs Gallery, Cheap Joe's Workshops and many more

Gallery Representation

             Morton Street Gallery, Fort Bend, Texas   2006

             Mason's on Main Street Gallery, Spring, Texas    2009

             Thornwood Gallery, Houston Texas   2010- 1/2012  

             Artist Within Gallery, Cypress Texas,    11/2012- 2014

Selected Commercial Clients

  • The Cleaning Connection-Dallas, TX,
  • Vino Artino-Houston, TX,
  • WayFare Foods-Bozeman, MT