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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Castillo Galleaza

Kevin Hughes RI
Watercolour, 67 x 58.5 cm, £1,800
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Castle Tower, Antequera

Kevin Hughes RI
Watercolour, 61.5 x 53 cm, £1,800
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Eucalyptus Forest

Kevin Hughes RI
Watercolour, 62.5 x 53.5 cm, £1,800
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River Strat

Kevin Hughes RI
Watercolour, 66 x 57 cm, £1,800
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A272 by Telegraph Hill, Chilcomb

Tony Hunt RI
Acrylic, 87 x 67 cm, £1,400
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Bronze Field, South Downs

Tony Hunt RI
Acrylic, 87 x 67 cm, £1,400
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Cockley Hill, New Forest

Tony Hunt RI
Acrylic, 39 x 31 cm, £650
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Hay Harvest

Tony Hunt RI
Acrylic, 39 x 31 cm, £650
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Monarch's Way, Teglease Down

Tony Hunt RI
Acrylic, 87 x 67 cm, £1,400
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Sunlit Field before Beacon Hill

Tony Hunt RI
Watercolour & acrylic, 87 x 67 cm, £1,400
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Street Stall, Granada

Jennifer Irvine
Gouache, watercolour crayon & ink, 110 x 145 cm, £4,000
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Study 1: Afon Dulas

Barry Jackson
Gouache & ink, 24 x 30 cm, £350
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Study 4: Abercwmeiddau Quarry

Barry Jackson
Gouache & ink, 30 x 35 cm, £375
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Sunset, Angle, Pembrokeshire

Simon Jones
Watercolour, 37 x 45 cm, SOLD
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Tenby Autumn Sunset

Simon Jones
Watercolour, 56 x 73 cm, SOLD
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Fear of Flying

Anna Judge
Acrylic, 65 x 79 cm, SOLD
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Milk Machine

Anna Judge
Acrylic, 62 x 43 cm, £750
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City Light, Edinburgh

Janet Kenyon
Watercolour, 99 x 98 cm, £7,000
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Dangerous Sands, Morecambe Bay

Ann Kilvington RI
Mixed media, 71.5 x 93 cm, SOLD
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The Red Tent, Cairo

Robert King RSMA RI
Gouache, 58 x 67 cm, £2,250
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Revisited

Suzon Lagarde
Gouache, 15 x 30 cm, £350
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Self-Portrait by Desk Light

Suzon Lagarde
Gouache & watercolour, 13 x 9 cm, SOLD
Lagarde-Suzon-Self-Portrait-on-a-Train.jpg

Self-Portrait on a Train

Suzon Lagarde
Gouache, 20 x 20 cm, £350
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Vulturine Guinea Fowl

John Lambie
Watercolour, 55 x 45 cm, £1,500
Lawler-Teresa-The-Tree-at-the-End-of-Mondrian-Street.jpg

The Tree at the End of Mondrian Street

Teresa Lawler
Watercolour & ink, 100 x 70 cm, £1,450

Related events

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Special event
3 April 2019 to 18 April 2019
Members of the RI will be in the gallery answering visitors' questions
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Artist Workshop
3 April 2019
Bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Ann Blockley RI
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Artist demonstration
3 April 2019
Tianya Zhou RI will be demonstrating his watercolour technique in the gallery and answering questions
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Artist demonstration
3 April 2019
Bob Rudd RI will be showing his sketchbooks
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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
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Artist demonstration
5 April 2019
Ian Sidaway RI will be showing his sketchbooks
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Artist Workshop
6 April 2019
Bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Ann Kilvington RI
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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
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Exhibition Tour
10 April 2019
Two tours led by RI member Jean Noble
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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.
Noble-Jean-Coastal-Landscape.jpg
Artist Workshop
11 April 2019
Bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Jean Noble RI
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11 April 2019
Two tours led by RI member Robin Hazlewood
Estelle-Lovatt,-photo-by-Cristina-Schek-(1)-copy.jpg
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
Forsey-Chris-Late-sunshine,-Bedruthen-steps-Copy.jpg
Artist demonstration
12 April 2019
Christopher Forsey RI will be demonstrating his watercolour techniques in the gallery and answering questions
Sidaway-Ian-Bow-River.jpg
Artist demonstration
12 April 2019
Ian Sidaway RI will be showing his sketchbooks
Banning-Paul-The-Artist-at-rest-wc-19-x-27.jpg
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.jpg
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,--28x20cms.jpg
Lecture
16 April 2019
Members of the RI answer your questions
Noble-Jean-Coastal-Landscape.jpg
Artist demonstration
17 April 2019
Jean Noble RI will be showing her sketchbooks