the competition celebrates all works produced in water‐based mediums, whether abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional.You will be able to see all the artwork in The 26th Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition at the Mall Galleries between Monday 16th and Saturday 21st September
|Selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition|
Image: Courtesy of David Firmstone
- Elise Allan - a Scottish artist. Her website states she is also exhibiting this year in the 2013 Annual Exhibitions of the The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Society Of Scottish Artists and the Paisley Art Institute
- Steven Allan Griffiths - a Welsh artist; his home page says "your preconceptions about watercolour painting could change"
- Roger Allen - a professional artist, based in Derbyshire and working a professional artist working in the mediums of oil and watercolour. He paints the Peak District.
- Sarah Armstrong-Jones - This is her gallery's webpage for her paintings. A.K.A Lady Sarah Chatto, niece of the Queen.
- Akash Bhatt - a consistent exhibitor with the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition over the years. His website is good but hasn't been updated for some time.
- Alexandra Blum - a fascinating website with images exploring how to represent urban space in space and through different media
- Francis Bowyer PPRWS, NEAC - a Member and Past President of the Royal Watercolour Society and is a Member of the New English Art Club.
- Kyria Connor - an Irish artist with a very slow-loading website (hence no link)
- Rupert Cordeux
- Leo Davey - an illustrator with paintings full of highly complex shapes and colours which he makes wonderfully accessible
- Catharine Davison - an artist who grew up next to the Mourne Mountains and who now lives and works in Ediburgh. She seems to like mountains! This is what I wrote in my review of last year's exhibition
Being a big fan of "views" paintings and the use of pen and ink I absolutely loved the two paintings by Catharine Davison whose work I've never seen before. I'm going to be taking a long slow wander around her website.
- Amy Dennis - another artist who likes painting views of Edinburgh; this is a gallery webpage about her paintings
- David Douglas - also selected for the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2013 - see my exhibition review
- Sara Dudman and Debbie Locke - two artists collaborating. Debbie Locke was the Artist in Residence for Drawn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy this year.
- Mark Elsmore RBSA - won last year's competition. He's also a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and the Wirral Society of Arts
- Luke Elwes - a contemporary watercolour painter. This is his blog on Squarespace. He also writes about contemporary art for journals including Modern Painters, Royal Academy Magazine and Galleries Magazine.
- Sheila Englert
- Gethin Evans - is an art tutor who is leading the new The New Fine ArtFoundation Course being run by the Prince's Drawing School
- James Faure Walker - He is Reader in Painting and the Computer in the CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon) Graduate School
- David Firmstone MBE RWS Past Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society
- David Forster - a previous exhibitor with this competition; he won 2nd prize in 2005
- Jenny Franklin - a studio based artist who gleans her sources from outside the studio
- Phil Fraser - a gallery website page for this artist
- Maurice Gale
- Diane Gerrard - This is her blog with no name
- Lachlan Goudie - paints in both watercolour and gouache
- Paul Green
- Christopher Green
- Haflidi Hallgrimsson
- Ben Hart
- Brenda Hartill
- David Henderson A professional member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours RSW. In 2006 he won the RSW Council Award for best painting in the exhibition.
- Philip Hood - has one of those weird websites with tiny text which jumps and flashes and which, to be perfectly honest, I find very tiresome. I think it said he'd been previously selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
- Andrew Horrod - by way of contrast Andrew has the sort of website which is unpretentious, loads fast, shows paintings quickly and gives up relevant information without a search! He's a full time artist based at Wimbledon Art Studios who last exhibited in this competition in 1995.
- Wendy Jacob - Wendy is Senior Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society. She works in gouache. I think of Wendy as the fences lady because whenever I see paintings of hers they always seem to involve fences
- Martin Jacobs - the first website I've seen in a long time without a bio.
- Michael Johnson - I'm guessing this is the artist who works in egg tempera
- James Judge - The only James Judge I can find seems to paint consistently in oil.
- Andrea Kelland - a Welsh artist, living in Pembrokeshire who paints where the land meets the sea in oil and watercolour
- Ian Kesterton - no website however this is an article about Ian Kesterton
- Yolka Klos
- Charlotte Knox - has a blog Charlotte Knox and an excellent, accessible website with 'to the point' text. She specialises in watercolor and tempera paintings; her subject matter are foods, plants, and landscapes with an emphasis on strong colours and striking, simple designs. She won the Winsor & Newton First Prize in the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition for her painting Locksmith, 2nd Avenue, New York and the June edition of Artists & Illustrators has an article about her techniques.
- Thomas Lamb - this is his first year of being selected for the exhibition. I hate websites that assume you have the time to sit through a (very slow) slideshow. In my view it's a recipe for having your work ignored.
- Sharon Leahy-Clark - selected this year for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. the Derwent art Prize as well as for this exhibition
- Mary Lodge
- Mei-Yim Low - a simple website which loads fast but doesn't tell me anything about the artist's bio.
- Robert Macdonald - one of the oddest biographies I've read in a long time - nice story though! No details re media or size of paintings.
- Gordon McDowall - winner of the Sunday Times 2010 Cityscape Prize with a stunning watercolour of Toledo
- Angus McEwan RSW RWS - a lecturer in Art & Design at Dundee College and a member of the "Art of the Real" group exhibiting watercolour paintings around the world
- Christine McKechnie - I was very sad to see a website spoilt by poor quality images. (they need to be 72 dpi)
- Bridget Moore - Bridget is a member artist of the Mall Galleries - being a member of both the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of British Artists
- Chris Myers RI RBA - Watercolour is Chris's primary medium. He was the subject of a 'Masterclass' feature in the current April edition of 'The Artist' magazine. Chris is also last year's winner of the Smith & Williamson Cityscape prize. (see my blogpost about prizewinners)
|Selected for Sunday Times Watercolour 2013"Waiting for the Tide" by Angus McEwen|
watercolour, c.78 x 99cm (framed)
courtesy of the artist
|Selected for Sunday Times Watercolour 2013|
Thames Van in a Wood by David Poxon
26" x18" pure watercolour
courtesy of the artist
- Paul Newland VPRWS, NEAC - Junior Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society and former winner of the The Turner Watercolour Award 2008 and Turner Medal. One of my favourite watercolour painters.
- Gavin O'Keefe
- Doug Patterson - He has a truly amazing set of galleries of his website - because for the last 5 years he has been retracing the journeys of three 18th and 19th century travelling artists who recorded the three great world faiths - Islam, Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity. He's now started a series of projects about 20 Sacred Places
- Jordan Peers
- Matthew Phinn - is a permanent member of the Japanese National Watercolour Society. His work has been selected twice for the Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
- David Poxon RI - features in an 8 page article "Practice Patience to Gain Control" in issue 92 Aug/Sept 2013 International Artist magazine. This year David was awarded the Winsor & Newton major prize for best group of paintings at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Insititute of Painters in Watercolour.
- Peter Quinn RWS - is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. He's also Chair of the Bewick Society. His blog has lovely big images of his work.
- Tim Rose - is an architectural artist and specialises in the portrayal of buildings, gardens and cityscapes.
- Dennis Roxby Bott RWS - is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and another artist who focuses on painting buidlings and structures with interesting pesepctive challenges
- Denis Ryan RWS - is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and Art of the Real. He's a studio painter who produces strong compositions involving the urban environment.
- Richard Selby - this is his webpage at the Campden Gallery
- Ian Sidaway (Ian Sidaway Fine Line) - His work has strong graphic qualities. In the past, he has had work shown in both the exhibitions for the ING Discerning Eye and The Sunday Times Watercolour Competitions
- Tarragon Smith
- Alex Stewart
- Yinjie Sun - was born in China and now lives and works in the UK
- Paul Talbot-Greaves (his blog Paul Talbot-Graves) - is a professional landscape painter working in watercolour and acrylics
- Liz Thomson
- Stephanie Tuckwell
- Simon Turvey - has been selected ion a number of previous occasions
- Deborah Walker RI - I've been very taken with her paintings of coastline
- John Walsom - paints the built and natural environment. His paintings are very colourful.
- Tony Wells - has been selected for the exhibition on a number of previous occasions
- Nigel Whittaker - Paints with one eye as he is blind in the other eye. The selected painting is called "I'm not going to spend my life being a colour" and is about how redheads can be defined by their hair colour.
- Annie Williams RWS RE - Another one of my favourite watercolour painters. You can see her at work in Annie Williams demonstrates a still life in watercolour
- Christopher Wood - uses acrylic in mixed media works
- Anne Zeigler
Judging PanelThe 2013 judging panel comprises Julia Farrer,artist; Danny Markey, artist;
After the exhibition at the Mall Galleries in September, this exhibition will move to Surrey where you can see it at the Guildford House Gallery in Guildford between 7 December 2013 and 4 January 2014.
Links to previous blog posts about previous exhibitions:2013:
- Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2012 - Call for Entries
- Mark Elsmore wins Sunday Times Watercolour 2012
- Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Call for Entries
- 2011 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - selected artists
- John Hunt wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2011
- REVIEW: Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 2011
- Call for entries: Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 23 Apr 2010
- Emma Haworth wins Sunday Times Watercolour 13 Oct 2010
- Review: Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2010 12 Nov 2010
- Call for entries - 2009 RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 21 Apr 2009
- Exhibition Review - Royal Watercolour Society / Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 14 Sep 2009
- RWS/Sunday Times Exhibition - two workshops 12 Sep 2009
- The RWS / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2008 invites entries 16 Apr 2008
- RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - call for entries 20 May 2008
- RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - prizewinners and selected artists 25 Aug 2008
- RWS / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2008 - exhibition review 11 Sep 2008