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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
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…
MEET THE MEMBER – Surinder Beerh
Name Surinder Beerh Other art societies you belong to: Cambridge Drawing Society, Lloyd’s Art Group, Hemingford Art Club, St Ives Art Club, Hilton Art Club What led you to start painting: I retired in 2012 and wanted a hobby. There was an evening art class…
Selected Exhibition 2019 Workshops
After the popularity of our series of workshops at Wells Maltings in February this year, we are staging some full day workshops run by our members. All workshops will be held at the Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely. Unless otherwise stated, workshops will run from 10am…
MEET THE MEMBER – Tony Osler
Name Tony Osler – Committee member of the SEAW What led you to start painting? Having some sketches published in yachting mags Do you have a preference for painting style? If so, can you describe it? Speedy, under pressure! Describe your perfect weekend pottering about…