Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales

The home of Watercolour painting since 1831


Find out about becoming a friend of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water ColoursLearn more


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


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


The RI thanks the sponsors of the 2019 open exhibition for their generosity and support
The President's Choice Award
Winsor & Newton RI Award
Leathersellers Award
The Arts Box 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
Matt Bruce Memorial Award
Debra Manifold Memorial Award
Neil Meacher RI Award
Richard Plincke RI Prize For Colour