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Rising illustrator of children’s books Lily Snowden-Fine has had one of her works selected for the prestigious 2020 exhibition by the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2020-04-30 15:00
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Ian Sidaway is a prolific painter of landscapes in watercolours. Ian was due to speak about his use of sketchbooks in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition. Now that none of us are allowed out, whatever the weather, Ian has shared some images from his sketchbooks with us here.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Tue, 2020-04-14 12:50
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Our Bookshop Manager, and one of our most musical members of staff, Natalie Richardson, shares her thoughts on the paintings of musical instruments in the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Online Exhibition.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2020-04-09 14:27
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Jean Noble RI would have been painting before an audience in the gallery. We might all be in quarantine, but she has shared the stages of a painting for us to follow along at home.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Tue, 2020-04-07 12:09
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For several years Tony Hunt RI has taken informal tours round Mall Galleries to view and comment on the works on show for the Annual Exhibition of the RI. "With the galleries closed this year, it was suggested that I might like to take a virtual tour of the exhibition to go online. Now as I travel with my mouse through the exhibited images on my computer screen, my intention is to respond to those paintings that particularly catch my eye: and leave a few words in response."
Posted by Tony Hunt RI on Mon, 2020-04-06 12:28
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A traditional watercolourist specialising in painting plein air, painting in all weathers, Paul was due to speak about his use of sketchbooks in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208 th Exhibition. Now that none of us are allowed out, whatever the weather, Paul has shared some images from his sketchbooks with us here.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2020-04-02 15:54
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Part Four of our prize winners blog from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition.
Posted by Liam Kilby on Wed, 2020-04-01 13:40
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Part Three of our prize winners blog from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition.
Posted by Liam Kilby on Wed, 2020-04-01 13:25
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Part Two of our prize winners blog from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition.
Posted by Liam Kilby on Tue, 2020-03-31 13:12
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Part One of our prize winners blog from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition.
Posted by Liam Kilby on Tue, 2020-03-31 12:53
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I welcome you to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) 208th exhibition in a slightly different way than planned. It is now 189 years since its foundation, and this will be the first where the exhibition is “opened” in this manner. I do wish that you all stay safe and heed the advice given by health officials and government.
Posted by Rosa Sepple PRI on Tue, 2020-03-31 09:47
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Each year at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition at Mall Galleries, a £1,000 art prize is awarded by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to an artist aged between 18 and 30 years old. Jean Noble RI explains the importance of the prize and what it means for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Posted by Jean Noble RI on Mon, 2020-03-30 16:29