Gaylord O’Con is a Dallas, Texas based watercolor artist and is currently serving as the 2017-2018 president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  His watercolors depict sites of interest such as historic town squares, grain silos, city streets and old street cable cars. 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. He teaches and demonstrates “watercolors” on a very select basis.



2013 Southwestern Watercolor Society
2015 Texas & Neighbors
2015 Texas Watercolor Society

Watercolor Demonstrations

2016 Irving TX Art Association
2017 Johnson County Art Association in Clebrene TX
2017 Weatherford TX Art Association


2015  Fort Worth Community Arts Center “Four Seasons” Exhibit / 6 Paintings
2015 CC Young Dallas One Man Show / Trolleys and Cityscapes / February /41 Paintings
2014 KJAWE Korea, Japan, America Exhibition – Seoul Korea / 1 Painting
2013 UT Southwestern Medical School Exhibit 2013 Artist Show Place Exhibit Streets
2012 Mary Karam Gallery Exhibit


2015 LAST ART Gallery – McKinney Texas – 105 W. Louisiana Street, 75080

Shows (Selected by Juror) 

47th Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show / 2010
48th Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show / 2011
49th Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show / 2012
50th Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show / 2013
51st Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show / 2014
52st Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show / 2015
53st Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show /  2016
54th Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Show /  2017
26th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition / 2011
27th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition / 2012
28th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition / 2013
29th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition / 2014
30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition /2015
31th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition /2016
32th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition /2017
2015 Plano 125  Art Association Art Exhibition
47th Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Exhibition  / 2013
48th Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Exhibition / 2014
49th Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Exhibition / 2015
50th Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Art Exhibition / 2016
15th Rio Brazos Art Exhibition
37th The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies  Show – Las Vegas
62nd 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
2015 Plano 125 Show


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
“1st Place” Mineola SWS Paint Out
“2nd Place” Sulphur Spring SWS Paint Out 2015
“2nd Place” Paris SWS Paint Out
“3rd Place” Archer City SWS Paint Out
March 2015 1st Place SWS Painting of the Month


Bank of America Tower “Streets of Midland Commission” 82”x 44” 8 Paintings total
“The Sainte – Chapelle” – Paris France Commission  63” x 48
”Melrose Hotel Dallas Commission – 96” x 48” Melrose
Texas Tech Commission – 3 Paintings Scenes of West Texas
Kickapoo Indian Tribe Commission Eagle Pass Casinos 2 paintings
Omni Hotel Dallas Commission – Main and Akard Streets 24 Paintings
5G Dallas Commission – Streets of Dallas
Parker House Hotel Boston Commission – Bridges of Boston
Henley Johnson Corporate Commission


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