As tradition, the Biennial invited the President Angus McEwan RWS AWI NWS RSW RGI IMWA SDWS, with his solo show “Transient” and all the 14 Members of the international Jury panel, all of them international Watercolour Masters, to exhibit their paintings in the “Jury Members Show” along the Biennial exhibition at Paper and Watermark Museum – Fabriano -Italy (July 16 > Semptember 30, 2022).
Furthermore, the “Fabriano Watercolor 2022” International Biennial Prize will be guesting the exhibition “Teatros” by the Spanish painter Pedro Cano, Fabriano’s honorary citizen and jury member in the Biennial Prize, 2012 edition.
This exhibition is made up of a brilliant selection of paintings and original prints, all of which have been very generously donated by artists of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).
We hope that you enjoy this collection and find an artwork to treasure, while supporting such an important cause.
In this time when families are being torn apart, a time of such great courage in the face of death and destruction, art seems such a frivolity. Creativity, however, is one of the things that makes us human, it allows us to communicate and to celebrate our power in the face of oppression. We would like to make it a practical force for good and use it to raise desperately needed aid funding in this European humanitarian crisis.
‘This exhibition of works by Members of the Royal Watercolour Society showcases paintings created in the very recent present alongside those at the earliest points in their career, and everything in between. The display promises to provide visitors with a rare insight into the development of each artist’s creative output, as well as the opportunity to take a piece of work home, whether from now or then.’
‘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.