Dancing Clouds is the online gallery for

Watercolor Artist

Margaret Stermer-Cox

We hope you enjoy her paintings.

I’m an artist who explores drawing and painting in acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil and linoleum block. The influence of my parents together with my own experience has shaped a style that is sui generis.

Artist Vision

My favorite subject is my imagination. I like to take images that I see in life and re-arrange them in a new way. I purposely begin many paintings with random bursts of colors so I will not try to be strictly realistic. Then, I enjoy the challenge of working my imagination and the subject to create a work that looks “right”, or the way it ought to be.


I have shown my works in galleries, juried, group and solo shows in Washington, Oregon, Montana and New Mexico. My paintings are in private collections in the west, New York and Norway.

I am a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Montana Watercolor Society; a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon; and an associate member of the National Watercolor Society. In 2011, I served on the Northwest Watercolor Society board as Awards Chair.

Artist Statement

I begin my paintings with an idea. My subject is what I see, remember or imagine. I draw lines and shapes, looking for rhythm and feeling. I build the painting by layering color after color. My color sense is a reflection of my childhood in New Mexico fused with colors of my home in the Northwest. My goal is to go beyond the surface to find joy, wonder and a little bit of mystery. Then, I add a line, drip, dot or splash to remind myself it’s a painting!

Juried Shows

2016 Watercolor Society of Oregon, Spring Exhibition, Silverton OR

2015 Watercolor Society of Oregon, Spring Exhibition, Newport OR
2015 California Watercolor Assoc 45th Nat’l Exhibition, Pleasanton CA

2014 Watercolor Society of Oregon, Fall Exhibition, Medford OR
2014 Northwest Watercolor Society 74th Int’l Open Exhibition Seattle WA


Watercolors Most Recent
Watercolors 2014 – 2015
Watercolors 2011
Watercolors 2010
Mixed Media
Colored Pencil
Watercolors 2013
Watercolors 2012
Watercolors 2001 – 2009
Linoleum Block

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