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Providing exhibiting opportunities to watercolour artists in the region.
Improving expertise in watercolour for members and non-members through workshops and painting days.
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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 MEMBER – Helen Otter
Website address: www.helenotter.co.uk Other art societies you belong to: NSEAD, SAA Role in the SEAW : I have recently volunteered to be the Treasurer When did you start painting? As a child I loved painting, I would spend my Christmas money on poster paints and…
MEET THE MEMBER – Penny Newman
Other art societies you belong to: Ely Art Society Role in the SEAW : I have recently volunteered to be the liason person for The SEAW Friends quarterly newsletters. The newsletter is a valuable way for Friends to find out more about our wonderful watercolour…
EXPLORE – Urban sketching
During lockdown, the urbansketchers movement conducted a series of instagram interviews with some of its most well known members around the world. The result was a series of chats and challenges set by interviewees, that kept urbansketchers busy during lockdown, kept them connected and interpreted …
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Rob’s studio window
Associate member Rob Ellis finishes off our ISOLartION posts. Thanks to all the members and friends who have actively participated in this series. We have enjoyed our studio visits and will miss reading about the art being created during social/physical distancing. We are currently gearing…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Stephie’s studio window
Stephie Butler has generously shared her expertise in liquid charcoal and watercolour twice during lockdown. Once to a small group of friends and members as a technical test of equipment used in the virtual studio, and the second time to the wider SEAW community –…
ISOLartTION – a glimpse through George’s studio window
George Grayland is a Friend of the SEAW and a regular in our virtual studio on Sundays. He shares some of his lockdown portraits with us here. About my painting Watercolour has been a passion of mine for the last 15 years or so and…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Jan’s studio window
Jan Couling, has been lucky enough to visit Clare, and some old old haunts that we miss from our pre-lockdown painting days. During the first few weeks of lockdown I was digging my vegetable garden, and planting the seeds which I had fortunately bought in…
ISOLartION – a glimpse through Lesley’s studio window
Lesley Rumble has shared her lockdown story with us A few weeks before the lockdown, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, which sent us reeling into despair. Determined not to let the illness defeat us, we got on with coping as best we could. I…