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
MEET THE FRIEND – Isobelle Gladstone
Welcome to our first “Meet the Friend” article When did you start painting? I first started painting in August 2017. What led you to start painting? I used to draw with wet and dry pencils occasionally, but never paint. Strangely, I feared it. However, after…
MEET THE MEMBER – Lesley Munro
When did I start to paint? When I look back on it, my interest in art probably originated from finger painting at nursery. I was drawing the whole time, on any paper that my dad brought home from his printing job and even the cardboard…
ISOLartION – Lori Bentley on the story of lockdown in pictures
This is our last edition of Season 2 of our weekly IsolARTion series. We are planning two more bumper editions at the end of April and May, but for now, please go back and enjoy the wealth of talent and inspiration in both seasons of…
ISOLartION – George Grayland’s ongoing portrait journey
In season 1 of IsolARTion, Friend of the SEAW, George Grayland shared a view inside his studio and the portraits he was painting. In the months since that article, he has continued to work in portraiture. He shares that journey with us now. When I…
IsolARTion – Members and friends are “Holding things together”
In the third article of the current season of isolARTion, Lillias said this about the objects she had painted: “I noticed that quite a few seem to suggest ‘holding things together’ – what we are all trying to do, no doubt!” As part of her…
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…