The James Fletcher-Watson RI Award

James Fletcher-Watson RI, RBA  1913 – 2004 James Fletcher-Watson is regarded as one of the leading British watercolour landscape painters of his time. He started exhibiting at the age of twenty, and later held one-man exhibitions in America, Australia and London, …

Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award

Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award This year we have great pleasure in announcing a new award at this year’s RI Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. The Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award will be awarded to a member ‘for a work that most inspires …

The Neil Meacher RI Award

New for this year we have the Neil Meacher RI Award of £250 for an outstanding watercolour. Shortly before his death in 2010 Neil sent this postcard to Acting Vice President Robin Hazlewood RI offering a Neil Meacher RI Memorial …

New Awards for the 205th RI Exhibition!

For this year’s Annual Exhibition we are delighted to announce three new awards: The James Fletcher-Watson RI Award – an award of £500 for the best pure watercolor in the exhibition   The Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award – for a …

Albania Biennale 2017

Albania Biennale 2017 will be held at the National Museum in Tirana,  Albania, from 12 March to 12 April 2017.  Artists from 85 countries will participate in this important international watercolour event. Chosen to represent the UK are RI Members David Poxon …

205th Exhibition of the RI 2017

Artists can now log in to see if they have been pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 205th Exhibition http://registrationmallgalleries.org.uk/

Digital Selection…

Digital selection for this year’s RI Annual Exhibition takes place tomorrow at the Mall Galleries. Good luck to everyone who entered!

John Yardley RI, ‘An Artist’s Artist’

  Zhou Tianya, a watercolour artist from Shenzhen in China has written a new book:’JOHN YARDLEY, AN ARTIST’S ARTIST’.  The book is a hardcover, 28cmX26cm,176 pages and it is published by The Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House. Zhou Tianya is also …

Over 1000 entries to RI 2017!

With over 1000 entries to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition 2017,  digital submission is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted this year and to those who didn’t, but nearly did…maybe next year?! Let the …

The clock is ticking!

LESS THAN 24 HOURS UNTIL THE DIGITAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FRIDAY 6 JANUARY AT MIDDAY ! Go to:http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/…/royal-institute-painters-… Submit your work now! Any artist over 18 may submit. Acceptable media: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums, including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (with the …