Tuesday, November 07, 2017

International Watercolour Masters Exhibition at Weston Park in 2018

In recent years, I've been very interested in following the travels of a small number of watercolour artists to top watercolour competitions across the world which have attracted international submissions by the Masters of Watercolour Painting.

Now it seems it's the UK's turn - or rather it will be in 2018!

Never before has the UK staged such a prestigious exhibition featuring contemporary world Masters in watercolour painting - until now...

Next April, there is to be an exhibition I'd hoped we'd see in England but had rather lost hope of ever seeing. I'm sure it's an event which will warm the collective hearts of many a watercolour and art society member up and down the UK!

Here are the details

International Watercolour Masters Exhibition
Venue: Weston Park, Granary Gallery, Weston Park, TF11 8LE ENGLAND View Map
Dates: April 28-May 31 2018.
Admission: FREE
Eventbrite Page
J.M.W.Turner, David Cox, Walter Langley RI, George Sandby & other English Master artists of the 18th & 19th Centuries took water colour painting to the world. Now on 28 April 2018 to May 28 2018 the worlds leading water colour Masters come to England , for the first time, for a unique contemporary exhibition at historic Weston Park.

Never before has the UK staged such a prestigious exhibition featuring contemporary world Masters in watercolour painting. During the show several of the artists will lead guided tours, and also demonstrate their techniques. Watercolour workshops will also be arranged.
The exhibition has been organised by David Poxon (England) - who is one of the artists who has been travelling the world and picking up prizes as he did!

(He's also an artist whose work is much copied in terms of subject matter and technique - but never bettered. I keep seeing the work of those who try to emulate him and Angus McEwen at many exhibitions which include watercolour paintings!)

The special guest artists are listed below.

I'm very sure that some of the names will be recognised by those who follow the international watercolour competitions.
During the show
  • Several of the artists will lead guided tours, and also demonstrate their techniques. 
  • Watercolour workshops will also be arranged.
David Poxon (centre) with one of his paintings
and (left) Alvaro Castagnet (Uruguay) and (right) Liu Yi (China)
The exhibition started life as a solo show for David Poxon RI. David is very well known and appreciated around the world for his pure watercolour paintings. He travels extensively to exhibitions abroad. I'm forever seeing photos of him on Facebook at yet another one of the major competitions!

He is also an elected member of the prestigious R.I. (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) and the NWS (National Watercolour Society of America)

During David’s International travels he has exhibited with many of the worlds leading
water colour artists who have become close associates and friends. Having discussed his 2018 Weston Park show with Janine Gallizia (Australia) the concept of a larger structured exhibition was conceived. David extended his invitation, and after receiving an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, the International Watercolour Masters exhibition was born.

I suggest watercolour painters make a note of the dates in their diaries!

(Note: This exhibition is not formally associated with or organised by any of the watercolour societies or competitions in the UK as I understand)


  1. Workshop and demo announcements soon. 10000 tickets for the show available via Eventbrite. Please register on the eventbrite link in Katherines post to get yours ! Coach and bus trips to the event from societies and art clubs UK and Europe are very welcome, very large car/bus park and all facilities at Weston Park. Get Weston info from their web. thanx Katherine and thanks UK art fans and supporters worlwide for your great enthusiasm for this special show. See you there ! regards David

  2. Fantastic exhibition. A rare privilege to be in the presence of outstanding works and to meet some of the artists in person. Worth travelling down from Scotland for it. Thank you David & Tara for making this happen.


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