History. The society was founded as the Society of Painters in Water Colours in by William Frederick original membership was William Sawrey Gilpin, Robert Hills, John Claude Nattes, John Varley, Cornelius Varley, Francis Nicholson, Samuel Shelley, William Henry Pyne and Nicholas members seceded from the Royal Academy where they felt that their work commanded. Formed to exhibit the best of progressive watercolours, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours showcases a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of the medium to more experimental and innovative paintings. The Art of Travel 11 Oct - 9 Nov Bankside Gallery Take a journey to the local landscapes and the distant destinations that inspire the artists of the Royal Watercolour Society. RWS artists interpret their environment in different ways ranging from directly observed paintings, to abstract renderings of their remembered emotions. Showing a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of the medium to more experimental and innovative paintings. Works on display are produced by members of the RI and other artists whose pictures have been selected to hang alongside these by the RI Council, including many young painters using water-soluble media in often new and exciting ways.
Founded in for the encouragement of artists working outside the mainstream of traditional painting, the Institute was originally known as the New Society of Painters in Water Colours and was thus in direct opposition to the Royal Watercolour Society which had been founded in The RI differed in policy by exhibiting both members’ and non-members' work. Yesterday's post rd Annual Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours #1 was about the prizewinners plus the events and free events and activities being held in the Mall Galleries between now and when the exhibition closes on 11 April. Today's post is going to focus on the Open Entry and paintings in the exhibition that I liked. The Society was re-formed as the Society of Painters in Oil and Watercolours, in Dec , with largely the same membership and struggled along until , when on the 30 November the Society of Painters in Water Colours was reborn, reverting to the exclusive exhibition or water colours. Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition , London. Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (Leatherseller's Prize) and , London. Royal Institute of Oil Painters , London. Other credits: Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize finalist. Federation of British Artists' emerging artist program In The Studio.
The establishment of exhibition societies was one of the great innovations in artistic life in 18th-century Britain. The Society of Artists opened in and the Royal Academy held its first exhibition in Watercolours at these early exhibitions were exhibited as 'drawings' which had been 'stained' or 'tinted'. Mall Galleries to re-open with the th Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours The re-scheduled Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours will open at the Mall Galleries Tuesday September 1st until . «Royal Institute of Painters in Water Coloursth Exhibition», Mall Galleries, London «Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition », Mall Galleries, London Recipient of the “Highly Commended” Prize from the de Laszlo Foundation. The Royal Watercolour Society was founded in by artists who felt slighted by the Royal Academy. John Varley, a founder member, is known for his elegiac landscapes that followed sketching tours in Wales. They were not records of actual places. Nature was there to be ‘cooked’ in the picturesque manner. Wales must glow like Italy.