Patron: Her Majesty the Queen (1953-2022)

Honorary Member: HRH King Charles III

Archways and Glass Roofs

Pauline Fazakerley RI, this year’s winner of the Chaoshan Watercolour Award with her watercolour ‘The Old Booking Hall’, writes about her collection:

For some reason I am drawn to buildings with archways and glass roofs. The filtered light and shadows have a soft, compelling appeal to me. The older ones in markets and stations hold a mystery that I cannot ever understand. So I have returned this year to some of my old haunts – mostly they are disappearing and being replaced by new, shiny glass and steel surfaces which I occasionally want to draw and paint but not so compellingly.

Images: L to R, top to bottom ‘The Old Booking Hall’, ‘Dawn’, ‘Going Home’ and ‘Waiting’