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.

See the Paintings and Meet the Artists

Almost every day during the exhibition there will be artist members of the RI - painting, showing sketchbooks, giving talks and guided tours or simply in the gallery to meet you and answer your questions. You can view a full list of member artists involved and dates when they will be in residence.

This Year's Awards

A full list of the 2014 Awards can be seen here. The winners were announced at the Private View.

RI Exhibition Online

You can now view selected paintings from the RI 2014 Exhibition.

Alan Powers

This year's RI exhibition at the Mall Galleries was opened by the well know writer and lecturer, Dr Alan Powers. He is joint editor of the journal Twentieth Century Architecture and Chairman of Pollocks Toy Museum in London. Dr Powers, a popular speaker, has written several books on twentieth century British artists.

Exhibitions & Events

RI 2014

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

2 April to 19 April 2014
An essential date for the diary: this year's RI exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Always a treat and not to be missed.

Click here to download an invitation which will give you and a guest free access to the exhibition.

RI yn Cymru - RI in Wales

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

12 July to 17 August 2014


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