‘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.
‘Starting an art collection? Look no further than the Bankside Gallery Summer Exhibition, Summer at Bankside Gallery. All artworks are original pieces by contemporary painters and printmakers of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Curate your ideal collection combining a variety of media and styles to complement your living space.’
Above: Rouen Bookshop, 2020. Watercolour on paper.
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.
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.
“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.
Water, Paper, Paint, the Royal Watercolour Society’s Spring Exhibition, is a celebration of the three fundamental elements that create a watercolour painting. From these three elements come a vast range of outcomes and in this show you will see huge variations in style, technique and genre.
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.