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

McCormack-Anne-Havana-Old-Town-2.jpg

Havana Old Town II

Anne McCormack RI
Watercolour & acrylic, 73 x 65 cm, £1,275
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Havana Old Town III

Anne McCormack RI
Watercolour & acrylic, 73 x 65 cm, £1,275
McCormack-Anne-Home-of-the-Mojito.jpg

Home of the Mojito

Anne McCormack RI
Watercolour & acrylic, 73 x 65 cm, £1,275
Morgan-Kate-Surrounded-by-Fireflies.jpg

Surrounded by Fireflies

Kate Morgan RI
Watercolour, 83 x 57 cm, £2,700
Munro-Jan-The-Laurels.jpg

The Laurels

Jan Munro PS
Acrylic, ink & collage, 57 x 70 cm, £750
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Hillside Thaw

Paul Murray
Gouache & collage, 95 x 95 cm, £2,500
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Both Sides Now (Study)

Chris Myers RBA RI
Watercolour, 41 x 32 cm, £775
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Communications, Saigon

Chris Myers RBA RI
Watercolour, 44 x 113 cm, £4,250
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Plateau One, Le Mans Classic

Chris Myers RBA RI
Watercolour, 59 x 48 cm, £1,850
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Queue for Fuel, Le Mans Classic

Chris Myers RBA RI
Watercolour, 109 x 56 cm, £4,250
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Team Talbot, Le Mans Classic

Chris Myers RBA RI
Watercolour, 56 x 109 cm, £4,250
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Westward Ho

Chris Myers RBA RI
Watercolour, 43 x 34 cm, £775
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Hot Salt Beef

Elizabeth Nast
Watercolour, 40 x 59 cm, £1,275
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Last Supper

Elizabeth Nast
Watercolour, 38 x 65 cm, £1,445
Neill-Anna-Dudley-Fjallabak-Nature-Reserve-Iceland.jpg

Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland

Anna Dudley Neill RI
Watercolour, 40 x 50 cm, £900
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Wild Iceland

Anna Dudley Neill RI
Watercolour, 40 x 50 cm, £850
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Florilegium No 2

Rika Newcombe
Ink, 31 x 44 cm, £650
Niven-Archie-Rotation.jpg

Rotation

Archie Niven
Watercolour & ink, 75 x 65 cm, £600
Noble-Jean-Coastal-Landscape.jpg

Coastal Landscape

Jean Noble RI
Acrylic, 76 x 106 cm, £1,850
Noble-Jean-First-Fall.jpg

First Fall

Jean Noble RI
Acrylic, 51 x 60 cm, £775
Noble-Jean-Illuminated-Spotlight.jpg

Illuminated Spotlight

Jean Noble RI
Acrylic, 65 x 64 cm, SOLD
Noble-Jean-Tossed-by-the-Waves.jpg

Tossed by the Waves

Jean Noble RI
Acrylic, 107 x 107 cm, £2,600
Orazzini-Francesco-Fisherman.jpg

Fisherman

Francesco Orazzini
Watercolour, 85 x 65 cm, £950
Orazzini-Francesco-The-Last-Autumn.jpg

The Last Autumn

Francesco Orazzini
Watercolour, 59 x 48 cm, £470
Panda-Chinmaya-Cycle-of-Life.jpg

Cycle of Life

Chinmaya Panda
Pure watercolour, 76 x 96 cm, £2,400

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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.
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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
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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
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Lecture
16 April 2019
Members of the RI answer your questions
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Artist demonstration
17 April 2019
Jean Noble RI will be showing her sketchbooks