Welcome to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Website

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours is one of the oldest societies of professional watercolour painters. The aims of the society are: to promote painting in watercolours; to encourage the use and development of water based mediums and to present the work of its best exponents in its annual exhibitions. The RI is based in London but its members come from all over the UK and beyond.

RI at LR

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The exhibition of members' paintings at Lloyds Register has begun. You can view a selection of paintings from the show by clicking here... or by clicking on the image of the exhibition poster (left)

New President

Andy Wood

The RI has a new President. Andy Wood, who has been a member since 1981, was elected President at the society's AGM in April 2014 read more.... Ronald Maddox who has retired after 25 years in office has been honoured for his long service with the title Emeritus President.

This Year's Awards

Robin Hazlewood Painting

A full list of the 2014 Awards can be seen here... The winners were announced at the Private View at the Mall Galleries, London in April 2014.The painting on the left is by Robin Hazlewood winner of the 2014 Turner Medal.

Artist of the Month

Ian Cook RI RSW

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Dancer 9 - Watermedia
click on the image to visit Ian Cook's website.

Exhibitions & Events

RI at Lloyd's Register

Lloyd's Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS

10 to 26 September 2014
(Dates are subject to change without notice)

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 2015

Mall Galleries, London SW1Y 5BD

25 March to 11 April 2015
(Dates are subject to change without notice)

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