Gaylord O’Con is a Dallas, Texas watercolor artist and is currently serving as a 2019-2020 SWS board member and SWS Paint Out Chairman.  His watercolors depict sites of interest such as historic town squares, grain silos, city streets old street cable cars, and landscapes. He is interested in capturing a scene with the use of darks and lights and with brilliant colors and reflective shadows. Gaylord has over 15 years’ experience painting with transparent watercolors on paper. His work hangs in private and corporate collections around the United States and he teaches and demonstrates “Watercolor Art”.


Southwest Watercolor Society 

President 2012-2013
President 2017-2018
Paint-Out Chairman (Plein Air) 2010 to Present
SWS Board of Directors 2010 to Present

Society Signatures

Southwestern Watercolor Society
Texas & Neighbors
Texas Watercolor Society

Watercolor Demonstrations

Irving TX Art Association
Johnson County Art Association in Clebrene TX
Weatherford TX Art Association
Southwestern Watercolor Society Throw Down
The Art Department of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club November 2018


Fort Worth Community Arts Center “Four Seasons” Exhibit / 6 Paintings
CC Young Dallas One Man Show / Trolleys and Cityscapes / February /41 Paintings
KJAWE Korea, Japan, America Exhibition – Seoul Korea / 1 Painting
UT Southwestern Medical School Exhibit 2013 Artist Show Place Exhibit Streets
Mary Karam Gallery Exhibit
City Cafe Exhibit
Addison Conference Center Exhibit

Awards and Exhibitions

Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show / 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition / 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Plano 125  Art Association Art Exhibition
Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Exhibition  / 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rio Brazos Art Exhibition
The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies  Show
Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition (Don Getza)
66th  Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition
30th  Society of Watercolor International Artists
2010 Lake Granbury Art Association Show / 2010
3rd Place Watercolor   Richardson Civic Art Society 2017
“Merchandise Award”  47th Richardson Civic Art Society 2013
“Best of Show” and “Purchase Award” 48th Richardson Civic Art Society 2014
“Merchandise Award”  49th Richardson Civic Art Society 2015
“2nd Place”  27th Texas and Neighbors 2012
“Merchandise Award” 51st Southwestern Watercolor Society 2013
“2nd Place” 26th Texas and Neighbors 2011
“Award of Excellence” Lake Granbury Art Association
“Honorable Mention” Society of Watercolor International Artist


Bank of America Tower “Streets of Midland” Commission
“The Sainte – Chapelle” – Paris France Commission  
”Melrose Hotel Dallas Commission 
Coconut Grove Hotel Tower Florida Commission
Texas Tech Commission 
UNT Commission
Kickapoo Indian Tribe Commission 
Omni Hotel Dallas Commission 
Parker House Hotel Boston Commission 
Henley Johnson Corporate Commission

Watercolor Art Associations

Southwestern Watercolor Society
Texas Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
American Watercolor Society