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.
Find out about our current exhibition
We hold several exhibitions in various parts of the region throughout the year. Non-members are invited to submit work for two of them.
Develop your skills by learning from our members
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.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
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.
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
MEET THE MEMBER – Vandy Massey
Most of you will have met Vandy in person during her tenure as Chair of the Society. As she takes a much needed break and hands the baton to Mel Collins, we thought it would be fun to find out more about her. Name Vandy…
NEWS – Stephie Butler teaches watercolour in The Gambia
Vice Chair, Stephie Butler recently posted this news on Facebook: “Hot, dusty and exhausting, but the most rewarding workshop I have ever given. I’m here in The Gambia and as always will be visiting schools with Sandy, the founder of the charity, Goal for The…
MEET THE MEMBER – Mel Collins
Incoming Chair, Mel Collins has had a baptism of fire with the Covid-19 crisis affecting the first exhibition of her tenure. She has handled the whole thing with aplomb and managed to secure the venue for later in the year, switching it to our Selected…
BEHIND THE SCENES – What goes into staging an art society exhibition
Staging an art society exhibitions is like the old adages about water fowl – everything you can see on top of the water seems serene and easy, while all the busy paddling is happening out of sight, under the water. Staging a successful exhibition involves…
Why does the society have a framing guide?
In the run up to our second Awash Festival of Watercolours, we have published a presentation guide for artists who will be displaying their work at the Festival and also for future exhibition. In this article we explore the reasoning behind the rules. Framing, matting…
MEET THE MEMBER – Rob Ellis
Name Rob Ellis Other art societies you belong to: Cambridge Drawing Society What led you to start painting: At primary school I did art and at home my father – a primary school teacher – realised I had a certain talent for drawing and encouraged…