The Watercolor Gallery of Laguna Beach

About Us

The Watercolor Gallery was started by 4 local artists in a tiny space with a dutch door that was hardly ever closed 30 years ago.  Sometimes on a beautiful day, the artists would take their easels across the street to paint from the cliffs the spectacular seascapes and landscapes of Laguna Beach.  Soon many top watercolorists joined the gallery to become the most popular little gallery in Laguna Beach.  The gallery was the first in the nation to exclusively feature transparent watercolors.  In 1985 the original building was torn down, so not wanting the only pure watercolor gallery to cease to exist the present owner, Lucille McElroy, with local help moved the gallery with the original artists to the present location (1492 South Coast Highway #7, Laguna Beach, California 92651).  Soon many award winning artists joined the gallery.  Only in Laguna Beach this story could be told. The gallery has kept it's reputation for excellence under the direction of the owner, Lucille McElroy who can be reached by phone at:  949-494-8838.  The Watercolor Gallery is located in the "Art Center", in an historical 1926 building across the street from the Surf and Sand Hotel.  


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"Rio Grande, New Mexico" (original pastel) by Diana Sipple

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"Woods in Moonlight" by Bob Maurer

Bob Maurer will be the honored guest at the WaterColor Gallery of Laguna Beach on Saturday,  November 24, 2007, from 2:00-6:00pm.

He will be here in person to display and discuss his new work "Sketches from the Road" (Watercolors and drawings from the Salinas Valley to Torrey Pines.)