Photograph by David Saccardi

Resume (Online, PDF)

"Valli McDougle isn't just a successful artist - she's a whirlwind." -Molly Squibb

"I have long been fascinated by watercolor and the "happy accidents" that occur when colors mix on the paper or painting surface. Often times, something completely new is created that could not have been planned for, which allows me to see with new eyes and to go where the painting leads me. I find it exciting to experiment with controlled pouring, either directly on the surface of the watercolor paper." - Valli Thayer McDougle

Hidden Pages

Updated December 2010 



Linda Doll, Carla O'Connor, Frank Webb, George James, Polly Hammett, Don Andrews, Ken Goldman, Cheng-Khee Chee, Dale Laitinen, Dick Phillips, Frank Francese, Steven Quiller, Jean Grastorf, Jane Burnham, Carrie Burns Brown, Jonathan Talbot, Ted Nuttall, Alex Powers

Professional affiliations:

San Diego Watercolor Society (Board Member-6 years; President, 2004-2006)

Colorado Watercolor Society, Signature Member

International Society of Acrylic Painters, Signature Member

Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

Arvada Fine Arts Guild

American Watercolor Society, Associate Member

National Watercolor Society, Signature Member (Board Member-2012-)


Juried Shows (selected)



International Society of Acrylic Painters, 2nd Open International Online Show.  Juror:  Maxine Masterfield


Nov 1, 2009

2009 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit, Golden, CO.  Juror:  Stephen Quiller


Aug 15-Oct 18, 2009

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia XVII, Pueblo, CO.  Juror:  Thomas J. Owen

Merchandise Award

Aug 15-Oct 17, 2009

International Society of Acrylic Painters, 12th International Open, Santa Cruz, CA.  Juror:  Charles Harrington


Aug 8-Sep 6, 2009

Colorado Watercolor Society 18th Annual State Exhibit, Denver, CO.  Juror:  Mark Mehaffey


Apr 24-May 3, 2009

Colorado Visions Art Exhibit, Westminster, CO.

Juror:  Carole Barnes

2nd Place

Apr 13-may 29, 2009


International Society of Acrylic Painters 1st Online International Open Exhibition.  Juror:  John Cogan


Nov 14, 2008-Feb 1, 2009

San Diego Watercolor Society 28th International Exhibition, San Diego, CA.  Juror:  Linda Doll

Merchandise Award

Oct 1-31, 2008

Denver Modernism Show, Denver, CO.  Jurors:  Chris Henredon & Hugh Grant, Kirkland Museum

Best in Show

Aug 15-17, 2008

San Diego Watercolor Society 25th International Exhibition, San Diego, CA.  Juror:  Betsy Dillard Stroud

Merchandise Award

Oct 1-31, 2005




Shows (selected)



Featured artist, Art & Framing at Stapleton, Denver, CO.


Oct 2010

One-woman show, Shack Man Glass Studio & Gallery, Denver, CO.


Sep 2010

One-woman show, Shack Man Glass Studio & Gallery, Denver, CO.


Jul 2009

Spanish Village Gallery 21 Shows, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

“Artful Eye: An Exhibition of Six Women Artists” 

“Women on Fire” (7/1-14/05) AquaFemme Artists

“Relationships” (8/1-14/05), Pacific Beach Art Guild

“There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame”


Dec 16-30, 2004

Jul 1-14, 2005

Aug 1-14 2005

Nov 16-29, 2006

San Diego Hospice Show, San Diego, CA.


May-Jun 2004

La Jolla Art Association Shows, La Jolla, CA.

“Creative Expressions: An Exhibit of Seven Southern California Artists” 

“The Seduction of Color” )

“Liquid Color” )

“Art From the Heart” (

“Imagine: An Exhibition of Eleven Local Artists” 

“Holiday Medley” 



Apr 21-May 4, 2003

Aug 9-22, 2004

Nov 1-30, 2004

Feb 7-20, 2005

Jun 13-26, 2005

Nov 11-Dec 17, 2006





Shack Man Glass Studio and Gallery

3918 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO  80212


Nov 2008-Present

Art & Framing at Stapleton

7483 E. 29th Place, Denver, CO  80238