inPrint & Awards Archive

Major Articles:

inPrint Archive:

2009 - 2010

  • "Bicycles - Amsterdam" has been accepted for inclusion in the Splash 11 (2010). A sepia ink drawing done on the Greek island of Napflion, titled Sunset Town Center, Napflion will be in North Light’s Book on drawing titled Strokes of Genius 2.
  • Sept 09 - I am pleased to report that my paintings have been published in Collection and Appreciation (PDF) Magazine in China, and Chinese Watercolor Quarterly (PDF). My new e-mail friend Zhou Tianya is responsible for making this happen and I want to thank him for his efforts. Tianya is a wonderful watercolorist and won First Place in this year’s International Show of the Watercolor Society of Houston.
  • Nov 2010 Article: Southwest Art Magazine - Catching the Light "..McCracken’s long career in architecture and marketing gave him much more than a chance to experience original art around the world. It honed his already detail-oriented mind, trained him in drafting and photography, and was responsible for taking him to a place where he met the perfect watercolor instructor."
  • I am the featured artist on this month’s (September ’09) web site for Trekell Brushes,
  • American Art Collector magazine will include my painting Silver & Crystal with Magnolia in its March 2009 story about Still Life Painting,  
  • Splash 10 - Details (2009) - Edited by Rachel Wolf, Published by North Light Books - View Book on Amazon
2007 - 2008

  • International Artist - Oct / Nov 2008 - Click Here to View (PDF)
  • THE CREATIVE LIFE, Up Close with Local People in the Arts - Laurin was featured in the Fort Worth Star Telegram on May 11, 2008. Click here to view the story.
  • Watercolor Magic - Dec 2007 - "Striking Silver "(PDF)
  • A Celebration of Light: Painting the Textures of Light in Watercolor, by Jane Freeman - Available on Amazon - Published by North Light Books, 2007
2005 - 2006



Awards Archive:

  • Watercolor Society of Alabama - 2007 OnLine Exhibition - Laurin's Reflections in Silver was awarded top honors
  • Old Forge Hardware Award - 2005 Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolor 
  • Daler-Rowney USA Award and Degas Pastel Society Award - Louisiana Watercolor Society 35th International Exhibition 
  • Da Vinci Paint Co., Inc and St. Cuthbert Mill Award - 28th Annual Juried Show, Aqueous 2005 of the Kentucky Watercolor Society 
  • Board of Directors' Award - 28th International Exhibition Watercolor Art Society - Houston 2005
  • Award of Merit - 28th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society
  • Totally Transparent Watercolor Award "Best of Show" - 29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Tennessee Watercolor Society
  • Golden Brush Award - 27th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society
  • Patrons of the Arts Awards - 55th Annual Exhibition of the Texas Watercolor Society
  • Connoisseur Brush Award - 36th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society
  • George Sponable Memorial Award - Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolor
  • Daler-Rowney USA Award - Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous 2003
  • Delores Rogers Memorial/ Rosemarie Cardoso Award - Philadelphia Water Color Society 103rd Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper


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