10am to 5pm

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

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

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Sacred Cow, Udaipur

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Watercolour & gouache, 41 x 41 cm, £595
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Spiritual Healing, Udaipur

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Watercolour & gouache, 46 x 46 cm, £695
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Under Brahm Pole, Udaipur

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Watercolour & gouache, 46 x 46 cm, £695
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Celt

Gary Denny
Acrylic, 50 x 70 cm, SOLD
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Two Skiffs on Yarmouth Beach

Andrew Dibben
Watercolour, 58 x 77 cm, £825
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The Empire on which Never Sun Sets

Filipe Miguel das Dores
Watercolour, 70 x 100 cm, £3,500
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Mother in Bath 4

Edith Dormandy
Watercolour, 14 x 19 cm, SOLD
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John Street TN4

Camilla Dowse
Watercolour & ink, 81 x 81 cm, £1,300
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Kings Road BN1

Camilla Dowse
Watercolour & ink, 93 x 93 cm, £1,350
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Three Birches, Hyndland Road, Glasgow

Michael Durning
Acrylic, 59 x 80 cm, £3,500
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Nowhere Fast

Mark Elsmore RI
Watercolour & gouache, 43 x 50 cm, £800
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Stoke Content

Mark Elsmore RI
Watercolour & gouache, 58 x 70 cm, £1,200
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Sydney and Harley

Mark Elsmore RI
Watercolour & gouache, 58 x 70 cm, £1,200
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The Light of the World

Mark Elsmore RI
Watercolour & gouache, 43 x 50 cm, SOLD
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The Secret Car

Mark Elsmore RI
Watercolour & gouache, 58 x 70 cm, £1,200
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The Wonder of Crewe

Mark Elsmore RI
Watercolour & gouache, 58 x 70 cm, £1,200
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Between Weights

Don Farrell RI
Mixed, water soluble, 43 x 51 cm, £1,100
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Nine, Two and One

Don Farrell RI
Mixed, water soluble, 81 x 101.5 cm, £3,800
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Orchestration II

Don Farrell RI
Mixed, water soluble, 53 x 63.5 cm, £1,200
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Sheet Removed

Don Farrell RI
Mixed, water soluble, 43 x 51 cm, £1,100
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Soaking Pan and Weights

Don Farrell RI
Mixed, water soluble, 53 x 63.5 cm, £1,200
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Soaking Pan, Sketches and Weights

Don Farrell RI
Mixed, water soluble, 81 x 101.5 cm, £3,800
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Dawn

Pauline Fazakerley RI
Watercolour, 87 x 70 cm, £1,200
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Going Home

Pauline Fazakerley RI
Watercolour, 80 x 60 cm, £1,200
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Paris, Ille de Cité at Dawn

Pauline Fazakerley RI
Watercolour, 47 x 40 cm, £450

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