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 MEMBER – Bridgette James
Name: Bridgette James Societies you belong to: I became a member of the Society of Botanical Artists in 1993, I am now a Fellow Member. I am also a member of the Iceni Botanical Artists. What led you to start painting: I am a ‘self taught’…
Newport Walks by Tony White
Past SEAW President, Tony White takes us through and unexpected benefit of lock-down. I have always painted and drawn. For some reason painting has taken a back seat for the last year or so, whilst I have been occupied with some print-making projects. Maybe painting…
MEET THE MEMBER – Pamela Marshall Barrell
Pamela is a long standing member of SEAW. She used to own and run the quirky ‘Conservatory Art Gallery’ off Hills Road. She has an entry – ‘Waiting For Riders’ in ‘The Cambridge Art Book’ edited by Emma Bennett. Other art societies you belong…
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 –…