The society has a maximum of 70 full members. Membership is drawn from artists who either submit paintings to our selected exhibitions or from artists who initially join as Friends.

Friends of the SEAW

If you’re interested in participating in our events, or are a fan of the watercolour medium and would like an in-depth view of our artists’ processes, consider a Friends of the SEAW membership.


For only £20 per annum, Friends have the following benefits:

  • The opportunity of becoming a full Member if your work is selected for two SEAW Exhibitions
  • The opportunity to attend our painting days at the same cost as SEAW members (£5 per session)
  • Join other Friends and Members at one-off painting and sketching events in venues not normally available to the public
  • Advice on solving watercolour problems
  • Friends newsletters which include tutorials and tips
  • Participation in social events exclusive to Members and Friends
  • Regular Newsletters and updates about our events, members’ activities and future programme
  • First announcements of on-line picture sales
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounted exhibition fees for some of our exhibitions

Already a Member or Friend?

You can log in on the right sidebar of the news page or in the footer area at the bottom of all pages on the website.

Once logged in, you will be taken to a home page with buttons that guide you to tutorials, challenges, tips and tricks and other benefits of your association with the Society.

You can manage your account and personal details while you are logged in.

Sign up for the inside track to be emailed when submissions for the open exhibitions are open.

If you’d like more information about becoming a member, contact us.