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 Three include:

Part One | Prize & Award Winners

Part Two | Prize & Award Winners



The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award

Derek Robertson

There's No Place

A certificate of commendation for an outstanding work chosen by the art critic and broadcaster Anthony J Lester

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The Debra Manifold RI Memorial Award

Delia Cardnell RI

Horizon

Presented by the Linda Blackstone Gallery, an award for the most innovative work in the exhibition

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The Richard Plincke RI Prize for Colour

Zi Ling RI

Dancer No.87

An award of £250 for creative use of colour

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The President's Choice Award

Jack Haslam

Someone Everyone

An award of £750 for the most deserving work in the exhibition, donated by a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and judged by the President of the RI, Rosa Sepple

This is the second time I have had the pleasure of being selected to exhibit in the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. During the lockdown, I have been doing more painting and looking through past drawings to inspire me. My selected work “Someone Everyone” was painted using watercolour, acrylic and gouache. I used a selection of images stored in my head and in my sketch books to create it. The woman, inspired by a painting of Mme Dufy, is daydreaming and enjoying the comfort of the large flower. She is thinking of the future and what it might look like for us all.

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The John Purcell Paper Prize

Iman Howard

Inside

Paper to the value of £100 awarded to a work chosen by John Purcell

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The Schmincke Prize

Brendan Smith

London Sunrise

A Horadam Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours set to an outstanding exhibitor.

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Part One | Prize & Award Winners

Part Two | Prize & Award Winners



Discover the whole exhibition