About April M Rimpo

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Artists Statement

April M RimpoMaryland-based artist, April Rimpo, creates paintings that allow you to experience new cultures, and the stories and people of far-off places. Having travelled extensively across the United States and abroad, Rimpo captures and shares her experiences in her bold acrylics and watercolors.

If you love color and textures in artwork, then April's acrylic and watercolor paintings are for you. April uses color and texture to set the mood and level of energy she feels best communicate the emotion of the scene. April has paintings included in North Light Books' Best of Acrylic books: AcrylicWorks3: Celebrating Texture, AcrylicWorks4: Captivating Color, and selected for the 2018 edition AcrylicWorks5: Bold Values. Her painting, Lunch with Champagne, was selected for North Light Books' 2018 Best of Watercolor book, titled Splash 19

About her art, April says, "I feel a piece is successful when I think the mood I want is achieved and the story shines through in the finished painting. Real success comes, however, when you tell me the story you see in the painting. Often your story is quite different from mine, but it doesn't matter! I feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction for having been able to evoke a memory or an emotion in you. What more could I ask for as an artist?"

Read April's stories about her artwork in her blog

Learn more indepth about April M Rimpo by retrieving these:

April M. Rimpo's Resume, Artist's Statement, and Biographical Sketch

You can also see April's paintings in these Galleries

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202-347-2787 
Open: Wed-Fri 11-6, Sat-Sun 12-5

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
8090 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-461- 4505
Email: info@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Open: Open 6 days a week, check their website for hours



Xanadu Gallery LLC's Online Studios
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.368.9929 - 866.483.1306

Columbia Art Center Gallery Store
6100 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-730-0075

Exhibition and award highlights

Featured exhibition: "Color and Light" HorseSpirit Arts Gallery (May 2018)

Solo exhibit Scheduled: "Common Threads" Touchstone Gallery (March 2017)

Solo exhibit: "Contemporary Landscapes" Columbia Art Center Main Gallery (November 2016)
Solo exhibit: "Summer in the City" Artists & Makers Studios Gallery (July 2016)
Small Group exhibit: "Figure Eight Plus One" Touchstone Gallery (March 4 - 28, 2016)
Solo exhibit: "Summer and Winter" at Ranazul tapas wine bistro (November 2015)
Feature Exhibit at MAA Gallery (October 2015)
Solo exhibit: Modes of Transporation at Glenview Mansion (August 2015)
Solo exhibit at Slayton House - Bill White Room Gallery (May 2015)

Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition (2018)

Salis International - Paints award

Watercolor Missouri International (2015, 2017, 2018)
Maryland Federation of Art's MD Art @ College Park (2014 & 2015)

Pocono Arts Council's The Earth Speaks IV (2018)

Kay & Girard Lichty Climate Crisis award for 'Worth the Price?'

Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibit at Ocean City Center for the Arts

2nd Place award for 'The Beach'

Louisiana Watercolor Society's Annual International Exhibition (2014, 2015, 2017)
30th National Exhibition of the Illinois Watercolor Society (2013 - 2015, 2017, 2018)

Maryland Federation of Art's

National Working for a Living (2018) - 3rd Place Award
National Art on Paper Exhibition (2014, 2017)
National American Landscape Exhibition (2014)
National Strokes of Genius Exhibition (2014, 2016, 2017)

Watercolor Art Society of Houston (WAS-H) International Exhibition (2014, 2015, 2017)
Maryland Federation of Art's exhibit at Gallery B (2014)
San Diego Watercolor Society's 33rd International Exhibition(2013)
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia 2013 "Legacy"

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 33rd, 34th, and 35th Annual International Juried Exhibition(2012 - 2014, 2017)

Honorable Mention award for 'His Dugout' in 2013
Honorable Mention award for 'The Bakery' in 2017

National Exhibition of the Illinois Watercolor Society (2013 - 2015, 2017)

Excellence in Figurative - 'Woman with a Wrapped Hat' (2013)

Interpretive Realms, Collective Exhibition at Agora Gallery (2013)
National Watercolor Society's 92nd Open Exhibition (2012)
31st Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors (2012)
Illinois Watercolor Society’s Small Waters 2012 Exhibition (2012)
Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, BlackRock Center for the Arts(2012, 2017)
Sensorial Perspectives, Collective Exhibition at Agora Gallery (2012)
Solo exhibit, Travel the World in Transparent Media, at Columbia Center for the Arts (2013)
Exhibit with The Pleiades Artists at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center (2014)
Small Group exhibit "Building Perspectives" at Howard County Arts Council Gallery (Sept 2014)
Small Group exhibit scheduled at Glenview Mansion (August 2015)
Solo exhibit scheduled at Slayton House - Bill White Room Gallery (May 2015)

Art Organization Memberships

April is included in the Maryland State Arts Council Visual Artists Registry

Signature member Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS)
Signature member Washington Watercolor Association (WWCA)
Signature member Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS)
Signature member Illinois Watercolor Society (IWS)
Signature member Missouri Watercolor Society (MOWS)
Signature member Louisianna Watercolor Society (LWS)
Signature member Watercolor Art Society - Houston (WAS-H)
Howard County Arts Council (HCAC)
Maryland Federation of Art (MFA)
Laurel Art Guild (LAG)
Ellicott City Arts Coalition (ECAC)

Volunteer Activities

Membership Chair for Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS)
Newsletter Editor for Laurel Art Guild (LAG)
HCAC Celebration of the Art’s Silent Auction – donated  art and provided volunteer support (2007 - 2015, 2017)
MFA Art Raffle– donated  art (2007 through 2010 and 2012, 2014)


Craig and Michele Harber of Hanover, Maryland
Karen Henderson of Gaithersburg, Maryland
Pat and Fred Kagie of Gilbert, Arizona
Rose and Mark Gibson of Phoenix, Arizona
Jan and Jerry Mackulak of Scottsdale, Arizona
John Lee of Laurel, Maryland
Dan Major of Agawam, Massachusetts
William Bernard Thompson of Washington, DC
The Peronas of Gilbert, Arizona
The Schwientecks of Magnolia, Texas
Claudia White of Gilbert, Arizona
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