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

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

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Time to Exhale

Julie Green
Acrylic, 41 x 41 cm, £450
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This Year's Harvest

Carole Griffin RBA
Watercolour, 50 x 61 cm, £550
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Ditorium IV

Steven Allan Griffiths RI
Watercolour, 63 x 63 cm, £1,200
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Duplicity II

Steven Allan Griffiths RI
Watercolour, 90 x 70 cm, £3,400
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Impuissant

Steven Allan Griffiths RI
Watercolour, 90 x 70 cm, £3,400
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Semblance XI

Steven Allan Griffiths RI
Watercolour, 71 x 70 cm, £1,500
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Lichen

Candida Groom
Watercolour, 48 x 58 cm, SOLD
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Dreaming of Butterfly No 9

Xi Guo
Watercolour, 102 x 76 cm, £4,800
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Cherries and Chytra

Tim Gustard
Acrylic, 52 x 60 cm, £6,900
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For the Love of Strawberries

Tim Gustard
Acrylic, 46 x 43 cm, £6,200
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One Last Strawberry

Tim Gustard
Acrylic, 45 x 34 cm, £2,900
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The Little Pasta Tin

Tim Gustard
Acrylic, 48 x 67 cm, £7,200
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Mute Swan I

Claire Harkess
Watercolour, 33 x 33 cm, £700
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Mute Swan II

Claire Harkess
Watercolour, 33 x 33 cm, £700
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Cobalt Molehill Moon: Burton Cliff

Frances Hatch
Gouache, earth & litter, 46 x 46 cm, £680
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Hengistbury Moon

Frances Hatch
Gouache & earth, 46 x 46 cm, £680
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Othona Moon

Frances Hatch
Gouache & earth, 46 x 46 cm, £680
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Portland with Legend One

Frances Hatch
Gouache, local earth & foraged site materials, 95 x 74 cm, £2,500
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With Best Wishes

Richard Hazelwood
Mixed media collage, 55 x 44 cm, £350
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The Chair, Luxembourg Gardens

Robin Hazlewood RI
Watercolour & white gouache, 72 x 72 cm, £1,225
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Shattered

Nicki Heenan
Watercolour, dry pigment & ink, 65 x 50 cm, SOLD
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Ham Hill

Tyga Helme
Watercolour & charcoal, 60 x 80 cm, £800
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The Wedding Picture

Nathaniel Hornsby
Watercolour, 45 x 65 cm, £4,500
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Beyond the Trees - 1

Yellon Ran Huang
Ink & watercolour, 135 x 41 cm, £3,000
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The City You and I Live In - 2A

Yellon Ran Huang
Ink & watercolour, 75 x 142 cm, £3,000

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3 April 2019
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6 April 2019
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Artist demonstration
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Exhibition Tour
10 April 2019
Two tours led by RI member Jean Noble
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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
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Bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Jean Noble RI
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Two tours led by RI member Robin Hazlewood
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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
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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
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Artist demonstration
13 April 2019
Pauline Fazakerley RI will be demonstrating her watercolour techniques in the gallery and answering questions
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Artist demonstration
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Jean Noble RI will be showing her sketchbooks