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The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th show is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, showcasing over 400 of the best contemporary water-based media paintings from around the globe. Since its founding in 1831 the RI has become universally recognised as one of the leading art institutes. 

Showing a diversity of styles and techniques, the 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.

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Selected Works

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

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Summer Haze Exmoor

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 35 x 43 cm, £495
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Sunlight in the Shed

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 65 x 85 cm, £2,000
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The Old Bull

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 65 x 85 cm, £2,000
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Waiting in the Trees

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 62 x 46 cm, £1,200
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Welcome Sunshine

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 46 x 62 cm, £1,200
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Winter on Dartmoor

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 35 x 43 cm, £495
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Five Broken Shells

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 26 x 50 cm, £490
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Lost Connection

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 46 x 99 cm, £2,700
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Paint Pot

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 45 x 42 cm, £800
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Portrait of a Brush

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 45 x 42 cm, £800
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Ten Small Keys

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 26 x 50 cm, £490
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Tied Up in Knots

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 49 x 110 cm, £2,900
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Hanging Out the Washing, Trinidad

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 25 x 30 cm, £900
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Sunlight & Shadows

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 25 x 30 cm, £900
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Sunlight & Shadows, Yorkshire Dales

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 40 x 48 cm, £590
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Sunlight through the Mahogany Trees, Trinidad

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 91 x 76 cm, £2,000
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The Road to Frensham Pond

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 91 x 76 cm, £2,000
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Chanctonbury Trees

Greg Becker
Gouache, ink, acrylic & watercolour, 44 x 35 cm, £450
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Fresh Warm Linen

Kate Bentley
Pure watercolour, 53 x 65 cm, £895
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Above the Rooftops, Ilfracombe

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 64 x 78 cm, £1,500
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Bucks Mills, N. Devon

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 55 x 55 cm, £850
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Evening Lights, Salcombe

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 47 x 50 cm, £750
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Fishermens Cottages, Porlock Weir

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 55 x 55 cm, £850
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Ilfracombe, Low Tide

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 63 x 76 cm, £1,500
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Looking across to Kingswear at Night

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 47 x 50 cm, £750

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