Durre Waseem

Durre Waseem

About the Artist
Based in
Corona, CA

"Being inspired by several professional artists in my family I majored in Art, and started as an instructor at the same university. It was during my teaching years that I explored myself as an artist with better understanding of seeing and interpreting. I enjoy the process of painting in several mediums and my choice of subject matter also has a wide range. Like majority of artists, I started as a realistic painter, seeking to be more abstract. But at this stage I just want my journey to never end."


Meet the Artist

What has plein air painting taught you about yourself?

I like to try new locations and ideas for paintings. I learned I wasn’t afraid to stand alone (except for the cows) in the middle of a cow pasture or endure a rainy downtown night for a nocturne.

What is the furthest you have traveled for your art/plein air?

Europe, Asia, Pakistan

Can you share a fond, or unusual, memory of plein air painting?

Many good memories from Sicily and old bazaars of Lahore where I would be offered food and chairs for free.

What was the last thing that you painted or drew a picture of?

Galveston Pier

What is your favorite plein air subject, location or time of the year to plein air paint?

I like to paint the urban bustle, in any time of day/light

What is something that looks fun that you want to try?

Painting some mountain village in snow.


Exhibitions and Events
  • Oceanside Museum of Art, plein air festival, 2021 Best of Show
  • Mountain Maryland plein air festival, 2021 Best of Show    
  • Galveston plein air festival,  2021 Award of Excellence
  • Oil Painters of America,  2021 Award of Excellence
  • American Impressionist Society,  2021 Award of Excellence
  • National Oil and Acrylic Society,  2021 Award of Excellence
  • , National Oil and Acrylic Painter Society, online Fall 2019, Best of Show
  • Capitola Plein Air Festival 2019, 2nd Place
  • Bucks County Plain Air Festival,2019 1st Place
  • Bette Franks annul paint out, Artist Choice Award
  • Kern County 2019 1st Place
  • LPAPA Town and Country show 2018, 1st Place

California Art Club
NOAPS (signature)
LPAPA (signature)
American Watercolor Society
California Watercolor Association
Riverside Art Museum