Promoting excellence in watercolour across East Anglia
Providing exhibiting opportunities to watercolour artists in the region.
Improving expertise in watercolour for members and non-members through workshops and painting days.
Maintaining a community where watercolour artists can socialise and share knowledge.
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We hold several exhibitions in various parts of the region throughout the year. Non-members are invited to submit work for two of them.
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Our members hold workshops at our exhibitions, in their own studios and in other venues.
Members and friends have the opportunity to meet up for painting days throughout the year.
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It is the society’s aim to bring watercolour in all its myriad forms and subtleties to a wider audience throughout the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire.
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The society was inaugurated in 2007 with the help and guidance of the Royal Watercolour Society and then president Richard Sorrell, and later adopted the title of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists
ISOLartION – Fran Godwood on twin joys of gardening and art
To me, just like everyone else, lockdown came as a bit of a shock. My first thought was whether our daughter Anna, who has Down’s syndrome, should come to stay with us or remain in her supported living house. We decided she should stay with…
ISOLartION – Carol Whitehouse on a painting journey
When I was asked if I would like to write a piece for ISOLartION I was about to start working on a painting of purple tulips. I began to think of how I go about producing my art. I liken this to a journey –setting…
ISOLartION – Ros Ridley – What happened to art in lockdown?
All that time to get through in lockdown. All those annoying appointments and obligations cancelled. All those artistic ideas and projects we had been meaning to get round to. There was plenty of time for art, wasn’t there. But no. Inspiration and even competence just…
ISOLartION – Linda Purdy on the great outdoors
The highlight of these past months involves another SEAW member – Penny Newman, as well as me. A little history Penny and I met nearly twelve years ago on a painting course and instantly became firm friends. After becoming friends, we visited an SEAW exhibition…
ISOLartION – Lillias August on the A-Z of everyday objects
Lillias August, our Patron, reflects on her artwork during the pandemic Just a little note to let SEAW Members and Friends know about a project which I got involved in along with thousands of other artists during lockdown. The Instagram initiative called the Artists’ Support…
ISOLartION – Vandy Massey on the benefits of running a brush marathon
We’ve done it! With a lot of help from my artist friends, the final brushstroke has been placed on painting number 1000 for Running with Brushes. When the completely bonkers idea of painting 1000 small paintings for a charity came to me, I had no…
ISOLartION – Helen Otter on patterns, rhythms and sequences
I’ve found third lockdown harder partly because I’m missing our sons. The youngest spent the first lockdown with us and we got fit with jogging and badminton, made and drank elderflower champagne and laughed a lot. I’ve also found the lack of light hard, felt…
MEET THE MEMBER – Alan Noyes
Other art societies you belong to: Member of the Cambridge Drawing Society. What led you to start painting? Both my parents were artistic, my mother particularly and I remember being encouraged to draw and paint at a very early age. At school I enjoyed both…