The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and Mall Galleries are delighted to announce the Prizes & Awards from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th Exhibition. 

Congratulations to all artists who have been awarded prizes by our generous prize givers. 

The exhibition is open at Mall Galleries until Saturday 29 May. 

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If you cannot make the exhibition we hope that with videos, audio, images, and statements by the winners to watch, hear, see, and read, you can experience and enjoy their works wherever you are.

Artists in Part One include:

Part Two | Prize & Award Winners

Part Three | Prize & Award Winners



The Winsor & Newton Award (£3,000)

Teresa Lawler

Group of works

A cash prize of £3,000

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The Winsor & Newton Product Prize

Rika Newcombe

Green Stylus No.1

£1,000 worth of Winsor & Newton art materials

During the first lockdown in 2020, I started drawing new leaves of Jasmine, inspired by the view from my garden studio. I always try a lot of small sketches first and then place them in a grid structure, which became, in this case, “Green Stylus”.

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The Leathersellers' Prize

L.C. Cariou

Kew's Princess of Wales Conservatory

£1,000 awarded by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to an artist aged between 18 and 30 years old

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The James Fletcher-Watson RI Memorial Award

Brian Smith RI

Ernie's Beach

£500 for the best use of watercolour in the exhibition

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The Baohong Artists' Watercolour Paper Prize for a Member

Ian Sidaway RI

The Bow River

A Prize of £250

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The Baohong Artists' Watercolour Paper Prize for a Non-member

Sarah Granville

Plot 66

A Prize of £250

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Part Two | Prize & Award Winners

Part Three | Prize & Award Winners



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