‘This latest display of artworks by the Royal Watercolour Society will delve into the challenges encountered by each artist during the Coronavirus lockdown. These extraordinary circumstances have meant that many artists have not been able to create in their usual media, and so for one time only we are excited to deliver an exhibition of Royal Watercolour Society artists, in all media.’
I have four works in the show. These are from a group of works that were languishing unfinished in my studio. Under a lockdown spring-clean I felt it was time to finish them.
Works on a small scale by artists from the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Contemporary watercolours and original prints, both framed and unframed, may be taken away immediately.
Past, Present & Future of the Royal Watercolour Society
30 January – 3 February 2019
Bankside Gallery, London.
The RWS has a rich and fascinating history and our Archive & Collection comprising artworks and documents associated with its artists since the formation of the Society in 1804, demonstrates this.
For the first time, paintings, letters, photographs and countless other forms of historic ephemera will go on display in an exhibition at Bankside Gallery to raise awareness of the importance of the Royal Watercolour Society to the past, present and future of British art.
Accompanying this will be an auction of works by contemporary members and a secret postcard sale of works by countless influential British artists. All proceeds from sales will facilitate the renovation of the new RWS gallery space at Whitcomb Street, just off Trafalgar Square.
Expanding from traditional genres of watercolour painting, today artists of the RWS explore the boundaries of this medium and use a wide variety of water-based media such as gouache, ink and acrylic. Be prepared to be delighted by modern work that is exciting and distinguished.
Members of the Royal Watercolour Society exhibit a new selection of paintings in their latest exhibition. Founded in 1804, the RWS is the oldest and most prestigious watercolour society in the world. Works exhibited are in a variety of water‑based media including watercolour, acrylic, ink and gouache, ranging in styles from traditional to contemporary.
My works on show:
Ice Cream Van, Russell Square, London, 2018, watercolour 60x77cm
The spectrum of colour we see on a day-to-day basis is something that can trigger a multitude of emotions, thoughts and memories. In the Royal Watercolour Society’s Autumn exhibition, Members explore the theme of colour, resulting in a fascinating insight into their individual creative visions.