RWS Spring 2023

‘Art is the only way to run away without leaving home’– Twyla Sharp

For their Spring Exhibition, artists of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) interpret the theme and create a fascinating celebration of Home.
Bankside Gallery

24 March – 22 April 2023

Salumeria, Fondamenta S Anna, Venice Peter Quinn RWS 2022

The 142nd Open Annual Exhibition of the RSW.

Great to be a part of the 142nd Open Annual Exhibition of the RSW

Watercolour, Peter Quinn RWS, Evening Oaxaca, Mexico 2019.

The 142nd Open Annual Exhibition of the he Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour runs at the Royal Scottish Academy Building on the Mound, Edinburgh, until February 16. In the spacious Upper Galleries, the show features over 300 paintings by RSW members and other artists who responded to the call for open submissions from Scotland, the UK and around the world. It is a showcase of best painting in Scotland in watercolour and water-based media.

Visit the exhibition in person at the RSA Building, Princes Street, Edinburgh, open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm, admission free, catalogue £6. Closed Wednesday 1st February.

More detail here.


Peter Quinn R.W.S., Balloons and Bubbles, Oaxaca, Mexico

15th October 2022 – 12 November 2022

Union Gallery, 4 Drumsheugh Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PT

FabrianoinAcquarello is an annual international watercolour convention which takes place over 5 days in the town of Fabriano, Italy, origin of the world-famous paper.

Every May, over 80 countries, from every corner of the globe, each showcase 15 artists working in watercolour to represent their country. The result is a diverse and culturally rich exhibition, attended by over 1,500 artists.

Scotland has been represented by 15 different artists every year since 2017 and this exhibition at the UNIONgallery is comprised of Scotland’s paintings from 2020, 2021 and 2022 which were included virtually in the FabrianoinAcquarello exhibition but not seen in person.

To view the full collection of work click here

FabrianoinAcquarello runs 15.10.2022 – 12.11.2022.


Crete, Herb Stall

I’m one of the participants in the Seventh Edition of the Biennial International Prize “Fabriano Watercolour 2022”. Many thanks to Giorgio Pellegrini, David Paskett and Angus McEwen.

Museo della Carta e della Filigrana
Paper and Watermark Museum
Largo Fratelli Spacca 2

Details on their webpage here: “Fabriano Watercolour 2022”

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.

Download the 2022 catalogue here.


London Lives
Opening this Thursday | 30 June – 10 July

Join us in celebrating London with this vibrant exhibition of paintings and original prints by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers inspired by ‘The Big Smoke’.

Linden Gardens, Notting Hill Gate.

Bankside Gallery
Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society
& the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
Thames Riverside
48 Hopton Street
Open daily 11am – 6pm
Admission Free

Art Fundraiser in Aid of Ukraine

I have a work in this online exhibition organised by the Bankside Gallery.

Art Fundraiser in aid of Ukraine
Online Exhibition | 16 – 23 March

In response to the horrific events unfolding in Ukraine, we have launched an online art fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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.

Click here to view the works.

Shadows, S. Croce, Venice, watercolour, Peter Quinn RWS.

FUNDRAISER RAFFLE – DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Gallagher and Turner are fundraising to support the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal via Just Giving 

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.

All details on their webpage here.

I’ve donated Red Villa, Burano, Venice, watercolour.

The RSW 141st Annual Exhibition

Great to be a part of the the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 141st Annual Exhibition.

Details here
RSA Upper Galleries Edinburgh, December 11th – 27th 2021

Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm daily
Sun: Noon – 5pm
(December 24th: 10am – 4pm) Closed on 25th & 26th December

Tickets at: Or at the door.

Bangkok Riverside
On The Chao Phraya Bangkok


15th October – 20th November 2021

An exhibition of new paintings . 15th October – 20th November 2021.

Gallagher and Turner, 30 St. Mary’s Place, Newcastle, NE1 7PQ

Catalogue of paintings available. Contact the gallery here.

Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris – Peter Quinn
Boulevard Malesherbes, Paris.
Shop, Koroni, Peloponnese, Greece.