10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Closed all day on Sunday 16 April 2017 for Easter Sunday

Main Gallery, North Gallery, Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £2.50 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, RI Friends and under 18s


The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) has been showing the best in contemporary watercolour painting since 1831. Along with works by elected members, the annual exhibition contains works by new, young and innovative artists selected from open submission, showing the full breadth of today’s diverse uses of water-soluble media.                   

A number of prizes are awarded to artists in the exhibition, including the £1,000 Leathersellers' Prize, specifically to encourage younger artists taking up watercolours. This exhibition will be an ideal opportunity to purchase a work of art by some of the finest watercolourists working today.

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Exhibiting artists

Kate Bentley ARSBA SWA
Varasha Bhatia
Stephen Bragg
Julian Bray
Hilary Burnett Cooper
Geoff Butterworth
Daniel Byrne
Olga Cannon-Brookes
Richard Caplin
Karen Chapman SWA
Chung-Wei Chien
Julie Collins
Marjorie Collins
James Cowan
Leo Davey
Graham Davies
Andrew Dibben
Aine Divine
Filipe Miguel das Dores
Paolo Doyle
Mark Elsmore
Bryan Evans
Amanda A Fletcher
Pasqualino Fracasso
Mari French
Steven Garner
Susan Grant
Nicola Gregory
Veronica Guest
Xi Guo
Frances Hatch
Nicki Heenan
Simon Hodges
Jane Hodgson
Philip Hood
Keith Hornblower
Andrew Horrod
Jasmine Huang
Muhan Huang
Gwil Hughes
Henry Jones
Janet Kenyon
Christopher Le Brun PRA Hon RI
Jiemin Lin
Zi Ling
Kerk Hwang Lok
Juliette Losq
Ewan MacDonald
Ann Mackowski
Kathryn Maple
Lucy Marks
Lenka Medlik
Gabrielle Moulding
Owen Munisamy
Elizabeth Nast
Susan Neale
Rika Newcombe
Archie Niven
Chinmaya Panda
Matthew Phinn
Roberto Ponte
Joanne Powell
Nigel Priddey
Cathy Read
Brian Robinson
Brian Robinson
Gill Robinson
Rosalind Robinson
Jenny Ross
Diana Sheldon
Katy Shepherd
Claire Sprakes
Frances Steele
Ray Styles
Kai-Ting Sung
David Thomas
Richard Thorn
Wilk Urszula
Sheila Vaughan
David Walker
Dee Walker
Louise Walker
Tana West
Sarah Wood SBA
Chong-zhi Zeng
Martha Zmpounou

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


Pond, Prior Park, Bath

Kevin Hughes RI
Watercolour, 63 x 54 cm, £1,800
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Rain over Venice

Kevin Hughes RI
Watercolour, 56 x 62 cm, £1,800

Lippen Wood nr Warnford

Tony Hunt RI
Acrylic, 59 x 69 cm, £1,100

Chapel nr Dinorwic, N Wales

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Watercolour & gouache, 84 x 101 cm, £2,950
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Corner of Venice

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Watercolour & gouache, 28.5 x 28.5 cm, £625
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Hill Town nr Abertillery

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Watercolour & gouache, 59 x 57.5 cm, £995
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Village Snowdonia

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Gouache, 73.5 x 86 cm, £2,100
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Wash Day, Tanygrisiau

Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA
Watercolour & gouache, 28.5 x 28.5 cm, £625
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Wheel No. 7

Kerk Hwang Lok
Watercolour, 28 x 38 cm, £850
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Clapham Tracks

Henry Jones
Watercolour, 38 x 56 cm, SOLD

Thames Side

Colin Kent RI
Mixed water-based, 61 x 72 cm, SOLD
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Blackpool Illuminations

Janet Kenyon
Watercolour, 99 x 78 cm, £2,000
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Christmas Lincoln

Ann Kilvington
Water-based media, 26 x 35 cm, £850
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Rue du Chateau St Gilles France

Ann Kilvington
Water-based media, 23 x 34 cm, £650
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September St Leger

Ann Kilvington
Water-based media, 41 x 61 cm, £1,100
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St Gilles France

Ann Kilvington
Water-based media, 24 x 27 cm, SOLD

The Returning Tide

Robert King RSMA RI
Gouache, 60 x 85 cm, £3,250
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Construction of Movement

Bob Last PS
Gouache, 50 x 60 cm, £975

Colour Study 7

Christopher Le Brun PRA Hon RI
Watercolour, 60 x 86 cm, £7,200
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Queen Bee

Jiemin Lin
Watercolour, 28 x 35 cm, £750
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The Fun of the Collector

Zi Ling
Watercolour & ink, 67 x 51 cm, SOLD
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Violent Delights - Orange

Zi Ling
Watercolour, ink & mixed media, 67 x 51 cm, £1,800


Juliette Losq
Watercolour & ink, 48 x 64 cm, £4,000


Ewen MacDonald
Watercolour, 79 x 62 cm, £750
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Tired Piano

Ewen MacDonald
Watercolour, 54 x 43 cm, £750

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