10am to 5pm

3 April 2019 to 18 April 2019
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, RI Friends and under 18s

This exhibition is an annual survey of how contemporary artists are using this age-old medium and a great place to pick up vibrant, original works with prices starting from £350.

Showing a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of watercolours to more experimental and innovative paintings. Works on display are produced by members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and other artists whose pictures have been selected to hang alongside these by the RI Council, including many young painters using water-soluble media in often new and exciting ways.


The 207th Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours also marks the release of a new 170-page hardback book covering the history of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI).

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Selected Works

Emerald Lake

Ian Sidaway RI
Watercolour, 62 x 74 cm, SOLD

Mount Burgess

Ian Sidaway RI
Watercolour, 62 x 74 cm, £1,100

Spruce

Ian Sidaway RI
Watercolour, 51 x 51 cm, SOLD

The Bow River

Ian Sidaway RI
Watercolour, 62 x 102 cm, £1,200

The Sentinel

Ian Sidaway RI
Watercolour, 99 x 78 cm, £1,400

Moonlit Track

Janet Skea Hon Rtd RI
25 x 34 cm, £395

Morning Flight

Richard Slater Hon Rtd RI
Mixed media, 55 x 72 cm, £995

Commuter Towpath

Brian Smith
Watercolour, 55 x 65 cm, £1,750

Dawn Departure

Brendan Smith
Watercolour, 52 x 59 cm, SOLD

Dry Dock

Brian Smith
Watercolour, 40 x 55 cm, £900
Julia Sorrell A Sunlit Iceland

A Sunlit Iceland

Julia Sorrell RBA RI
Watercolour, ink & pastel, 77 x 95 cm, £990
Julia Sorrell Harvest Time in Valpolicella

Harvest Time in Valpolicella

Julia Sorrell RBA RI
Watercolour & ink, 67 x 83 cm, £850
Claire Sparkes Watercolour Artist Criminal Damage

Criminal Damage

Claire Sparkes
Watercolour & pencil, 67 x 55 cm, £920

Old Skool Mix Checkerboard

Claire Sparkes
Watercolour & pencil, 76 x 56 cm, £741
Claire Sparkes Watercolour Artist Stribog's Seamstress

Stribog's Seamstress

Claire Sparkes
Watercolour & pencil, 165 x 90 cm, £6,080
Claire Sparkes Watercolour Artist The Visitor

The Visitor

Claire Sparkes
Watercolour & pencil, 59 x 62 cm, £970

Ancient Hedge

Edward Stamp RI
Watercolour, 62 x 79 cm, £900

Cook's Oak, Hanslope

Edward Stamp RI
Watercolour, 81 x 61 cm, £900

Full Circle

Jayne Stokes
Watercolour & collage, 73 x 93 cm, £2,800

Oh, Francoise

Rainer Stolle
Watercolour, 40 x 50 cm, £650

Cold Day Dartmoor

Ray Styles
Pure watercolour, 46 x 55 cm, £475

October River Walkham Dartmoor

Ray Styles
Pure watercolour, 55 x 46 cm, £475

Homes Fourteen

Jiangang Sun
Watercolour, 56 x 77 cm, £1,000

Pressure

Ruth Swain
Watercolour, 105 x 95 cm, £3,500

A Meeting of Walls

Paul Talbot-Greaves
Watercolour & gouache, 61 x 80 cm, £850

Related events

Artist Workshop
3 April 2019
Bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Ann Blockley RI
Artist demonstration
3 April 2019
Tianya Zhou RI will be demonstrating his watercolour technique in the gallery and answering questions
Artist demonstration
3 April 2019
Bob Rudd RI will be showing his sketchbooks
Special event
3 April 2019 to 18 April 2019
Members of the RI will be in the gallery answering visitors' questions
Artist Workshop
4 April 2019
with Steven Allan Griffiths RI
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Artist demonstration
4 April 2019
Jean Noble RI will be showing her sketchbooks
Artist demonstration
5 April 2019
Ian Sidaway RI will be showing his sketchbooks
Artist Workshop
6 April 2019
Bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Ann Kilvington RI
Artist demonstration
8 April 2019
Roger Dellar RI PS ROI will be demonstrating his watercolour technique in the gallery and answering questions
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Lecture
9 April 2019
Members of the RI answer your questions
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Special event
9 April 2019
Winsor & Newton present an evening event in Celebration of Water Colour
Exhibition Tour
10 April 2019
Two tours led by RI member Jean Noble
Special event
10 April 2019
Estelle will be based in the Main Gallery space and you can drop in anytime between 12 noon and 1.30pm.
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Artist Workshop
11 April 2019
Bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Jean Noble RI
11 April 2019
Two tours led by RI member Robin Hazlewood
Special event
11 April 2019
Estelle will be based in the Main Gallery space and you can drop in anytime between 12 noon and 1.30pm
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Artist demonstration
12 April 2019
Christopher Forsey RI will be demonstrating his watercolour techniques in the gallery and answering questions
Artist demonstration
12 April 2019
Ian Sidaway RI will be showing his sketchbooks
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Artist demonstration
13 April 2019
Paul Banning RI RSMA will be demonstrating his watercolour techniques in the gallery and answering questions
Fazakerley-Pauline-The-Old-Booking-Hall
Artist demonstration
13 April 2019
Pauline Fazakerley RI will be demonstrating her watercolour techniques in the gallery and answering questions
Sepple-Rosa-All-Girls-Together
Lecture
16 April 2019
Members of the RI answer your questions
Noble-Jean-Coastal-Landscape
Artist demonstration
17 April 2019
Jean Noble RI will be showing her sketchbooks