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.

Yr RI yng Nghymru


Our current exhibition 'The RI in Wales/Yr RI yng Nghymru' has opened in Tenby Museum and Art Gallery with royal approval - HRH the Prince of Wales has very kindly included two of his paintings in the show.
The exhibition which runs until 17 August is being held in a most beautiful setting. The delightful Tenby Museum and Art Gallery which is perched on the clifftop overlooking Castle Beach must be one of the most attractive galleries in Britain. This exhibition is definitely worth a trip to the seaside.

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

Shirley Trevena RI

image of a painting

2 Plants and 2 Carpets - Watercolour
click on the image to visit Shirley Trevena's website.

Exhibitions & Events

Yr RI yng Nghymru - The RI in Wales

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Hill, Tenby, Pembs SA70 7BP

12 July to 17 August 2014

RI at Lloyd's Register

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

10 to 26 September 2014
(Dates are subject to change)

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