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 – A glimpse through Surinder’s studio window
Surinder Beerh shared his lockdown journey with us, as well as some of his new pieces. The last twelve weeks have not been easy at all. I had my son and his family move into our house due to COVID. They are based in London…
Cambridge Open Studios with SEAW members
Cambridge Open Studios is a flourishing community of artists, craftspeople and designer-makers working throughout Cambridgeshire. Of those artists, five of our members are taking part this year. For obvious reasons, the usual casual wander through participating studios is not possible this year. Our members’ displays…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Helen’s studio window
Helen Clarke has been very productive during lockdown – here is her isolartion story. Somehow having an empty diary has felt very refreshing. I have painted most days and started illustrating a collection of my poems. It also gave me the chance to re-organise my…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Astrig’s studio window
At the beginning of lockdown, Astrig Akseralian posted some lively 2 minute landscape sketches in our friends’ and members’ facebook group. They intrigued us, so we asked her to take us for a walk through the work she has been doing and how she approached…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Annie’s studio (and classroom) window
At the beginning of our ISOLartION series, Annie Rice contacted us to let us know what she had been painting, and in passing mentioned that she was doing Facetime art classes with her grandchildren, so we asked her to share the experience. At the request…
ISOLartION – A glimpse through Sue’s studio window
Sue Downie has been making books during lockdown – she explains the process Making books I am really taken with making books. No, I don’t mean ‘How to paint bad watercolours in 5 minutes’ but unique artwork in book form. Until I started making books…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Alan’s studio window
Since the beginning of lockdown, Alan Noyes has been amusing himself and the Hawkedon regulars with cartoons that illustrate life in lockdown, real and imagined. On April 24th he sent out a series about laying turf, with this message: It has been a while but…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Anthony’s studio window
This painting by Anthony Mashman, was chosen for our Spring Exhibition poster. Sadly, the exhibition was postponed. It is such a lovely image, we have decided to use it for our next exhibition poster as well. Anthony was kind enough to share a bit of…