Buffy Michelle Kaufman 



About Me: 

I was born and raised in Southern California, and am currently living in the foothills  between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. I'm inspired by color and artistic wanders in the desert, mountains, and coastline. I grew up surrounded by artisans. Grandpa Sam a woodworker, Dad Mike a bow maker, and Uncle Pat a flint knapper, each worked skillfully by hand with nature. I strive to capture that grit in watercolor. Being self-taught I understand the importance of having a pathway to study art. I have enjoyed recycling my studies into instruction. Teaching background includes

8 years serving as an art mentor to at-risk youth and teaching children's art classes.

In 2019 taking a leap of faith I transitioned to teaching adult watercolor classes offering both in person and online workshops. In this season of life, I’ve found a community of artists and art enthusiasts that bless me in friendship, encouragement, and am forever grateful to each who have been a part of this journey.


Signature Member of Louisiana Watercolor Society

Active Member of San Diego Watercolor Society

The Green Art House Instructor

Fallbrook School of the Arts Instructor


 2022  Louisiana Watercolor Society 52nd Annual International Exhibition

2021  Louisiana Watercolor Society 51st Annual International Exhibition

2020  Louisiana Watercolor Society 50th Annual International Exhibition

2022 San Diego Watercolor Society's Spring Triennial Exhibition

2022 San Diego Watercolor Society Winter Triennial Exhibition

2021 San Diego Watercolor Society 41st International Exhibition 

2020 | 1st Annual Women in Watercolor International Competition


Threadless Design Challenge, 1K Grand Prize  

"Make it your goal to live a quiet life,

minding your own business and working with your hands...

1 Thessalonians 4:11

Click here for Art Links 

Bow Maker
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Mountain Men


YouTube Channel offering over 80 free watercolor tutorials, demo's, and product reviews 

In Person: 

Weekly Watercolor Study 

Location: The Green Art House at Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook, CA 

Wednesdays - Time: 9:30-12:30 - Cost: $40 -  Level: beginner and up

Monthly Watercolor Workshop 

Location: Fallbrook School of the Arts, Fallbrook, CA  

Time: 9:30-1:30 - Cost: $65 -  Level: beginner intermediate - Date: returning this Fall! 

to inquire and/or enroll email bk@watercolorpour.com


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