Naomi Tydeman RI“Watercolour never ceases to amaze me. It’s unpredictable, spontaneous, independent, adamant and wilful and you have to be in a state of extreme alertness – to make snap decisions, to take risks, to not be afraid to lose something. To accept what’s given and work with it. To let. To watch. To be very present.”

Elected to the RI in 2004, Naomi Tydeman is a self-taught watercolourist. She opened her own studio-gallery in Tenby in 1998, where the natural beauty of Pembrokeshire provides much of the inspiration for her work.


2013 Turner Watercolour Prize
2010 Winsor and Newton Award
2008 John Blockley Prize
2005 Frank Herring Prize
2005 Watercolour Award, Welsh Artist of the Year


Evensongs – solo exhibition touring N Italy, summer 2015
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
National Theatre, South Bank
Pure Gold Exhibition
Welsh Artist of the Year Competition
Lloyd’s Register Gallery