Patron: Her Majesty the Queen (1953-2022)

Honorary Member: HRH King Charles III

The James Fletcher-Watson RI Award

The winner of The James Fletcher-Watson Award is David Howell PPRSMA for his painting ‘The Ghats at Udaipur’

David says:

This painting comes from an original pen and watercolour sketch made on the steps of the ghats in Udaipur early one morning, when the women came down to do their washing. I loved the contrast of the bright colours of the saris against the cool of the water and I worked quietly in the background to avoid disturbing what was clearly a social event. I loved the hazy morning light before the heat of the day burnt it away and the contrast of the domed pillars against the deep shade of the background trees.