‘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.
The 194th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy is online only this year. Find it here.
‘The exhibition is available to view entirely online, with accompanying detailed commentary from exhibiting artists. The RSA Annual Exhibition is the most extensive exhibition of contemporary art and architecture in Scotland. Having been a mainstay of the academy’s calendar since its inception 193 years ago, the Annual Exhibition has evolved over the years, providing a platform for Scottish art alongside international artists, often including topical or political elements, to give an uncensored, independent voice to artists. ‘
My watercolour Calle Caballocalco, Mexico City is one of the exhibited paintings.
From their website: ‘Now in it’s 32nd year, the Sunday Times Watercolour competition is the UK’s most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting. The competition brings together artists all across the UK, and at its heart celebrates and redefines the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. With approximately 100 works selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, and a touring exhibition of the shortlisted works’
Was at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
17 – 22 september 2019
Now on tour
Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge 5th October to 9th November
Guildford House Gallery 16th November to 2 January.
From their website: “To coincide with ‘The Great Exhibition of The North’, our Summer Exhibition this year, Northern Ground, demonstrates the wealth of artistic talent in our region, with an overarching landscape theme that presents the North from various perspectives. Artists on show include Jill Campbell, Peter Quinn, Chloe Marquand and Paul Gallagher. ” Details here.
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
“This annual summer exhibition is an opportunity for the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers to exhibit together and create a dynamic, ever-changing display of paintings and original prints.”
‘In collaboration with Bankside Gallery, the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture proudly presents an exhibition celebrating William Shakespeare’s life and legacy. Artists from the British Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers will show an exciting and diverse range of works, inspired by Shakespeare’s writings.’
Illustration: detail of ‘ Merchant of Venice, Ipswich Arts Theatre, 1960’ Brush drawing on paper, 2017.