Royal Institute of Painters in Water ColoursAnnual Exhibition and Trees & Landscape
Fri 5 - Thu 18 April 2013, 10am to 5pm
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) is using their annual exhibition to highlight the plight of Britain’s woodlands with the special exhibition Trees & Landscape.
With Ash dieback threatening 80 million ash trees the RI’s exhibition is a celebration of the dwindling trees.
Some of the finest watercolour painters working today have gone out into the woods to capture the dappled light of sun shining through leaves before it is too late.
The annual exhibition is always taken as an opportunity to showcase the diverse range of approaches possible with the endlessly adaptable medium of watercolour. With the introduction of a group theme, the diversity of the medium is really brought to the fore; from Jean Noble’s semi-abstract works, through the impressionistic views of Roger Dellar and Chris Forsey to the almost photorealistic works by Andy Wood and Ian Sidaway and encompassing Julia Sorrell’s symbolist The Re-Making of the Landscape; Trees & Landscape really shows the possibilities of contemporary watercolour painting.
Alongside the Trees & Landscape exhibition will be the traditional The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours annual exhibition. With over 400 works on display; both by members and by artists replying to the open call for entries, the annual exhibition gives a comprehensive overview of watercolour painting today.
A selection of works are available to browse & buy online.
Admission £3, £2.50 Concessions, Free to FBA Friends, National Art Pass holders and under 18s