Artist & Instructor

​Birgit O'Connor Watercolors

What students say 

"Thank you so much for the webinar! I loved it. It just excites me! I was in your Portland class back in october. Being able to take that class really changed my life in many different ways. It changed how I teach; I felt ok to just be me when I teach. I feel much more confident in my abilities.  I entered 3 paintings in the local fair and each one got a ribbon. My first place was also a Reserve Best of Show.  The local art council contacted me after their judging and wanted to help me get out there, so in 6 mths I'm going to do my first show! Thank you for all you do! You change lives. Donna Combs

"Thank you to everyone for a magical weekend filled with laughter, long walks of discovery, natural wonders, moments of awe. It was such fun getting to know you and learn from you, and making friends in class, looking forward to future adventures! " Maria Faer

"Thank you so much for all you taught me at your Dramatic Floral workshop in San Jose recently! You are a fabulous, engaging and motivating teacher. The lessons were easy to grasp, yet challenged me and gave me new techniques to work with. I learned about tools, washes, layering, shading, compositions, and more. It was inspirational and a confidence boost for my artwork! You've made a big impact on me and my watercolor paintings, Birgit! Thank you!"  Laura Campbell

"You have been the most influential instructor I have ever had? I love your work and as soon as you come back to Sidney British Columbia I will be there".  Ruth Fowler 

"Thanks so much......great memories. I am back in SC for the winter and when I show everyone my paintings from your workshop, they all wants to take one". Ann Cook

"Dear Birgit I am grateful that I met and learned from such an amazing artist like Birgit so sweet and encouraging. It was like a
dream to be there. FYI: Love my #30, heaven!! :)"
Your Amiga, Pat

"I am so Looking forward to taking another workshop. Thank you". Maria Hernandez

"Really enjoyed the workshop. FUN AND VERY INFORMATIVE!  Loved meeting you and hope to do another one in the future. Thanks". Marie

"Birgit is a fabulous teacher and has really inspired us.  It would be so much fun to all get together again and continue painting". 

"Thanks Birgit.  It was a true adventure and we learned so much. take care"- Anita and Holly