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Alan Noyes

Alan was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1942. He was granted a scholarship in art at Northgate Grammar School and was fortunate to receive training under Colin Moss at the Ipswich School of Art. He qualified as an architect and now retired, paints full time...
Develops by Annie Rice

Annie Rice

Annie Rice is an experienced professional artist and tutor based in Wenhaston, Suffolk.  Her work is flamboyant and colourful, capturing the emotions and mood experienced rather than exact replication of the subject matter.  She works in watercolours and inks, using collage and, sometimes, stitch to...
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Anthony Mashman

Anthony lives in Cambridgeshire. He has always enjoyed painting and has been able to spend more time, in recent years, progressing with the unique medium of watercolour. He is inspired by scenes bathed in sunlight and shade and is interested in depicting these light qualities...
Down Thames on the Ebb by Anthony Osler

Anthony Osler

Anthony was born in Ipswich in 1938 and was educated at Northgate Grammar School, Ipswich; The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester; and Southampton University. He started painting at the age of 29 after accidentally coming across a small book entitled “Starting with Watercolour” by Rowland Hilder....
The Daniel Smith Award: Valentia,Ireland by Astrig Akseralian

Astrig Akseralian

Astrig Akseralian is a British artist working in mixed media. Her areas of interest are landscape, life drawing and the smaller more intimate landscapes of allotments. She currently lives in Cambridge having moved from London. She worked for many years in the film industry as...
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Beverly Hughes

For Beverly, art is about looking deeper and discovering something of what may be revealed. A significant part of Beverly’s practice involves walking in the woods, so woodland studies have become the centre of her studio work. Woodlands describe layers of time, both natural and...
The Brush Award: Cattleya Ochid by Bridgette James

Bridgette James

Growing up in rural East Anglia, Bridgette’s affection for the flowers and insects of the hedgerows led her to take up a career as professional artist in 1987.  Her detailed watercolours of flowers are often accompanied by dragonflies and native British butterflies in which she...
The Tindalls Rosebowl Award: Fieldlines; Winter by Caroline Furlong

Caroline Furlong

Caroline Furlong had only studied art O level when at school and dabbled  slightly, when, for a certain special birthday present her partner gave her a  surprise weekend away at Flatford Mill. This was a Watercolour for the absolute  beginner course and he managed to...
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Catherine Smith

Catherine studied Graphic Design at Newcastle Polytechnic and worked as a graphic designer in Manchester and Reading before becoming a community artist in Middlesbrough. After returning to drawing and painting she applied to join the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists and was accepted as a...
Bee. Watercolour by Chantal Lipscombe

Chantal Lipscombe

Taking inspiration from her home in the Hertfordshire countryside, Chantal’s watercolour designs focus primarily on British wildlife.  Using striking, loose strokes from a vibrant palette, she aims to depict the character of creatures that live near her cottage in the depth of the country.  Chantal has evolved...
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Charles Nightingale

Charles Nightingale was born in South-East London and began painting aged 5.  He joined the RAF and served from 1957 to 1961, and on leaving the service studied mathematics at what was then Woolwich Polytechnic. After this he continued studies in applied mathematics and later...
Summer Days by Chris Lockwood

Chris Lockwood

Chris trained as a Textile Designer at Nottingham Trent College of Art in the department of Fashion and Textiles. ( Degree ) Her love of colour and pattern is evident in her loose vibrant watercolours. She exhibits in local exhibitions and galleries and is a...
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David Mitchell

David has painted watercolours, exhibiting them in galleries, for over 40 years. The Royal Miniature Society, of which he is an Associate Member, has exhibited his miniatures for 30 years. David enjoys painting the wild, quiet places of Britain, the rivers and streams, ponds and...
Poppies. Watercolour by Denise Schoenberg

Denise Schoenberg

Denise qualified and practiced as an architect in Cambridge and developed her interest in watercolours alongside architectural design. She is inspired by flowers, landscapes and man made objects and loves to explore and experiment with the many and varied ways of using watercolour to depict...
Goldfinches and sheep by Fran Godwood

Fran Godwood

Fran Godwood is inspired by local gardens and old buildings, working mainly in pen and watercolour. She uses a dip pen to pick out the textures of trees and the contrasting shapes of flowers and leaves, and then adds watercolour. Fran also enjoys sketching chickens...
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Hazel Rush

Hazel Rush studied Fine Art at Sunderland College of Art receiving a Diploma in Art and Design with second class Honours. She spent time working in Sweden and Germany in Ceramics. Her teaching career spans 30 years; Head of Art at a High School, Adult...
The SEAW Members Award: On the Edge of the Fens by Helen Clarke

Helen Clarke

Helen Clarke’s purpose is to create paintings which lift the spirit and enhance peoples’ lives. Favourite subjects are flowers, landscape and still life, freely capturing the essence of their natural beauty. Designing original greetings cards is a speciality and many are sold locally, as well...
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Helen Otter

Currently working in watercolour, Helen Otter relishes the opportunity to capture light and colour, in this charming, magical medium. She takes her inspiration from John Sell Cotman whose flat planes of colour, render light with simplicity, the tonal changes bringing any subject to life. Helen...
Walberswick across the estuary by Hugh Jenkins

Hugh Jenkins

Hugh has sketched since school.  When travelling professionally or on holiday, he always packed his watercolours to take advantage of creative opportunities.  With semi-retirement, he has time to explore further the infinite possibilities of watercolour. Repeating themes in his work, whether Norwegian Arctic Circle or...
IP Gallery St Abbs by Ian Piper

Ian Piper

Ian studied at the Norwich School of Art and at The Slade London where he admired the work of Sir William Coldstream and met Euan Uglow. Working in watercolour oils and other media Ian has exhibited widely in Great Britain, Scandinavia and Australia. Ian is...
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Jan Couling

Born near the Essex coast and now living on the Essex/Suffolk border, Jan knows the local landscape well and finds it a great inspiration for her work. She has been working professionally as an artist since 2005, exhibiting widely in East Anglia and running general...
Salmarsh 2 painting by Janet Hathiramani

Janet Hathiramani

Janet’s work is focused on the portrayal of botanic subject matter in a diverse range of media.  Having purchased her first book of wildflower illustrations at the age of six, her preference remains unchanged and she still loves to capture the essence of the uncultivated...
Lullaby by Julia Sorrell

Julia Sorrell

Julia Sorrell  is a British artist known for her portraits and imaginative drawings and paintings using figures and natural forms such as wood, shells, rock and plants using a range of media from pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, pastel, watercolour and oil. She currently lives...
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Justin Hawkes

Justin has exhibited in Canada at the Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria Island, British Columbia; the Oeno Gallery, Ontario; and the Arta Gallery Distillery District, Toronto. His watercolours have been accepted for open competitions at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Watercolour Society...
The Sorrell Award: Tumbling Stream by Lesley Rumble

Lesley Rumble

Lesley studied Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art, and at Brighton gained her teaching qualification. All her working life has been in education, initially as a college technician, then a general class teacher and secondary school art teacher before working in community education, mostly...
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Lillias August RI IEA (Patron)

Lillias August (b1955) is a member and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) and an Honorary member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA).  She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London followed by a postgraduate course in...
Wymondham Market Cross by Linda Purdy

Linda Purdy

Linday has always enjoyed drawing and in recent years has taken up watercolour painting, having picked up hints and tips from some of the finest artists and teachers.  One of her favourite pastimes is painting ‘en plein air’ and she very much enjoys using the...
Here's looking at you Kid! by Maggie Scott

Maggie Scott

Currently studying for an MA in Fine Art in Cambridge Maggie Scott’s watercolour paintings with a botanical theme are developed from her drawings and photographs taken on her allotment and in friend’s gardens.  The latest work attempts to capture both the ephemeral delicacy and the...
Wind. Watercolour by Mel Collins

Mel Collins

Watercolours are a passion Melanie Collins has returned to in retirement after a 40-year career in teaching and education management in Bristol, Kenya, Cambridge and Peterborough. Mel studied Art and Architecture at A Level in the 1970s but has recently benefitted from the professional guidance...
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Michele Webber

Michele Webber is a professional artist working in several media but specialising in watercolours. Her work is stylized and colourful; she is attracted to complex shapes both man-made and natural. Recurring subjects are flowers, birds, and structures in the landscape. Michele is an experienced art...
Woodland magic by Mita Higton

Mita Higton

Mita Higton started painting in watercolour in the early 1990’s at the age of 40, having enrolled in a beginners’ class at an art center in Dubai. There was an immediate connection with watercolour painting and, although Mita is happy to work with other medium,...
Waiting for Riders by Pamela Barrell

Pamela Marshall Barrell

Pamela Marshall Barrell has always been passionate about art, and after owning an art gallery for 23 years, decided to explore painting. After completing a course with the Open College of Arts and attending workshops by prominent artists such as Richard Sorrell RWA and John...
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Pat Stoten

Pat loves to explore exciting colour combinations.  She works in watercolour and acrylics, using bold colours and shapes.  Pat particularly likes making collage and is never happier than when she is cutting and gluing paper that she has previously prepared with colour and texture to...
Boats at harbour by Penny Newman (framed)

Penny Newman

Penny always liked to draw and paint as a child, and decided to begin drawing and painting again about thirty years ago. She attended several one day, weekend and short courses in Cambridge and East Anglia, with a focus on drawing, watercolour, pen and wash...
Magnolias by Petula Stone

Petula Stone

Petula Stone trained as a graphic designer, and has worked on an eclectic mix of products, from packaging for specialist teas, Christmas puddings for Harrods, to postage stamps for the Guernsey Post. Her work has appeared in magazines, childrens’ books, on TV and on chinaware and...
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Phyl McGrath

Phyl McGrath is one of the original members of the SEAW. She is still a member although she no longer takes part in exhibitions. She does still paint and mostly donates her paintings for charitable fundraising. In 2019, she painted Ely Cathedral and raise £350...
Prentice St, Lavenham by Reg Siger

Reg Siger

Reg Siger is a self-taught artist who, for the last 30 years has specialised in depicting old cottages, farmhouses, village and town scenes. Reg’s work concentrates on the historical aspect of the subjects, reflecting hi fascination for old architecture. His paintings rarely feature cars, traffic...
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Richard Sorrell

Richard Sorrell was born in 1948, the son of Alan Sorrell, the historical draughtsman and painter, and Elizabeth Sorrell, the watercolourist. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools (Post Graduate Course), having also attended Walthamstow Art School (Pre-Diploma) and Kingston College of Art (Dip AD)....
Inside Ruins at Castle Acre, Norfolk by Rita Browne

Rita Browne

Rita studied art at evening classes after work, continuing into retirement . She has had solo and shared exhibitions in Suffolk galleries, and  has exhibited widely as a Member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists, Ipswich Art Society and Suffolk Art Society. Rita’s favourite...
At the Dentist's by Rob Ellis

Rob Ellis

Rob has never studied art and started painting in 2017 so everything is still rather new to him and so far he’s only tried watercolour. He tries not to limit himself to a particular genre and enjoys setting himself challenges to paint what could be...
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Sarah McGonigle

Sarah has a degree in Fine Art and Education from Homerton College Cambridge and has completed a diploma in Botanical Illustration with the Society of Botanical Artists. She paints a variety of subject matter, primarily plants and flowers in watercolour. Sarah regularly attends watercolour classes...
Magical by Stephie Butler

Stephie Butler

Stephie was born and raised in Essex and is now living on the edge of Epping Forest. Having a passion for painting portraits and wildlife in watercolour, combined with a love for Africa, her work is expressive, loose yet detailed, conveying feeling in every brushstroke....
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Award: Primitive Pots by Sue Downie

Sue Downie

Sue loves the freedom and spontaneity of watercolour.  Some of her current work uses sumi-nagashi and other marbling techniques that  she includes within paintings in a free and innovative way. Sue divides her life between Norfolk and Cornwall, enjoying the contrast between the flat lands...
Tindalls award - Beer Boxes, Ski Resort by Sue Lees

Sue Lees

Sue Lees drew and painted all through her childhood (teaching herself to draw horses at the back of the class), ending up with an Art A Level.  Later she went to a watercolour class when she had her first baby and has been fascinated by watercolours...
Twighlight on snow by Sue Wilmer

Sue Willmer

Sue has pursued her love of painting since retirement working  alongside several inspirational professional artists . Her aim is to produce work which has atmosphere and interest for the viewer and she tries always to pursue new subjects and ways of working in order to...
Watercolour by Surinder Beerh

Surinder Beerh

Surinder trained as a Chartered Accountant in the City of London and worked most of his life for a couple of Lloyd’s Broking houses- insurance/ reinsurance – first as a finance director and then as a CEO. He travelled extensively round the world on business...
Dazzle at Low Tide by Susan Keeble

Susan Keeble

Susan Keeble is based in the village of Margaretting, near Chelmsford, and coming from a family of artists, she has been painting for as long as she can remember. While there remains a strong figurative quality in her paintings, her main focus concentrates on the...
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Susanne Taylor

Susanne enjoys all aspects of working with watercolour. She particularly likes the fluidity and unpredictability of the medium. She is fascinated by the number of approaches an artist can take: a quick colour notation can be added to a sketch as an aide memoire, or...
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Tony Hatt

Tony has been painting local scenes in watercolour for many years, but many of his paintings are inspired by his experiences of sailing around Britain and Europe so the sea and boats feature heavily in his work. He is fascinated by the elusive imagery of...
Tindalls award - Mediterra Marche by Tony White

Tony White

Tony White is a painter and printmaker based in Newport, Essex. Tony is a past Chairman of SEAW, a trustee of the Fry Art Gallery and a former trustee and committee member of the Saffron Walden Arts Trust. Tony’s watercolour paintings typically use layered bodies...
The Tindalls Rosebowl Award: Mist Rolling in by Vandy Massey

Vandy Massey

Vandy Massey paints atmospheric landscapes, trees and flowers. Her inspiration comes from the natural environment. She grew up in South Africa, a place that still influences her painting in terms of her use of colour and interpretation of light. Her work is expressive and loose,...
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Virginia Albutt

Virginia Albutt  studied at Corsham, and worked in the theatre in Oxford and London. On moving to Cambridge, she taught in the School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. More recently, Virginia was commissioned to produce greeting cards, and has a range of her own...
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