Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales

Deborah Walker RI RSMA, Winner of The ArtsBox Solo Prize 2019

The home of Watercolour painting since 1831


‘THEN AND NOW’, a 170 page hardback book covering the history of the RI and its current Members is available now.Learn more

Submissions Open


Explore our latest programme of forthcoming RI Workshop events for amateur and professional artists in 2018Learn more


The RI thanks the sponsors of the 2021 open exhibition for their generosity and support
Winsor & Newton RI Award
Leathersellers Award
The President's Choice Award
John Purcell Paper Prize
The Schmincke Prize
The Baohong Artists' Watercolour Paper Prizes
Frank Herring Award
Megan Fitzoliver
The Cass Art Prize
Escoda Brushes Barcelona Award
The James Fletcher-Watson RI Award
The Chaoshan Watercolour Award
Debra Manifold Memorial Award
Richard Plincke RI Prize For Colour