Scottish watercolour artists

October 15, 2023
Painting of a blue water body

The black Pool, Janet Melrose RSWHRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay has extended his patronage of Royal Scottish community of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) until April 2020.

The RSW ended up being established in 1878 by a team of musicians and artists whom wished to motivate and promote watercolour painting in Scotland. Queen Victoria granted Royal status in 1888 and continued these Royal links, with HRH The Duke of Rothesay taking over as Patron for the Society in February 2003, following the loss of The queen-mother who had been Patron since 1938.

President regarding the RSW, John Inglis, said “We will be the just community specialized in marketing watercolour artwork in Scotland and therefore are happy and honoured that HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay will continue as our Royal Patron. We pride ourselves on our distinguished history plus in our forward-looking method of encouraging watercolour artwork. Our annual available winter and summer time events are foundational to times from the Scottish arts schedule combining leading and emerging Scottish music artists.

“inside our 2015 Winter Annual Exhibition we presented works by 10 Chinese expert designers and a range through the Global reward ‘Marche d’Acqua’ Fabriano Watercolour 2014 along with invited works by current students from Scottish art colleges.”

The RSW 135th Annual Exhibition takes place in 2016 showcasing brand new work by performers from across Scotland and presenting awards such as the £3000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award which will be provided to get the best work submitted by an artist underneath the chronilogical age of 30. In past many years it was obtained by youthful artists from Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

No-one Knew by Alice McMurrough RSWOur 4th Open Annual summertime Exhibition, featuring leading and emerging Scottish designers, returns for an extra stop by at The Maclaurin Art Gallery in Ayr come early july.

RSW President, John Inglis stated “We’re delighted to have this opportunity to go back to Ayrshire, a part of Scotland which has affected and encouraged many performers. Develop people to the event will enjoy this vibrant display of watercolour artwork.”

The RSW is exclusive in Scotland as it's the actual only real Society specifically for the promotion of watercolour artwork and possesses a distinguished history. It had been granted Royal reputation by Queen Victoria in 1888, and people have actually included performers such as for instance William McTaggart and Sir William Gillies.

The very first RSW Annual summertime event was held on Maclaurin Art Gallery in 2012 and because then features visited Perth Museum and memorial therefore the Meffan in Forfar.

4th Yearly Summer Convention
Maclaurin Art Gallery, Rozelle Park, Monument Path, Ayr KA7

Terms on Canvas

Take your imagination on a trip in a night of poetry and prose motivated by the paintings into the Royal Scottish community of Painters in Watercolour 134th yearly Exhibition into the Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh.

Travel from gallery to some other, satisfying a journalist in each room who will read a poem or prose they will have written encouraged by one of the paintings inside space. Meet 7 article writers in 70 moments and enjoy watching the exhibition. Tickets £5 integrate one cup of wine.

Guide at or phoning the product sales table into the convention on 0131 624 6479.

Concerning the article authors who're all area of the group Words on Canvas:

Empowered by artist Stanley James Bird

I’m blessed to live in a many beautiful the main Scottish Borders in the middle of a great deal of skilled people. I came later to writing but have constantly liked the noise of words. Quoting Paul Klee, ‘taking a line for a walk’ across a blank sheet of report is often an adventure. It really is a privilege is a part for the terms on Canvas team and to enjoy examining and authoring art. To quote Klee again, ‘one attention views, one other feels’.

Impressed by musician Darren Woodhead

Through the days of ‘The pet sat on the mat’, poetry had myself hooked. Many years in journalism meant the focus was on prose, then a vocation in knowledge ended up being spent transferring abilities. Retirement introduced a re-awakening to poetry and Word on Canvas was such an inspiration for me. Along with a deeper understanding of Art I have discovered so much from our writing tutors and enjoy the camaraderie and help of other members of the group.

Empowered by musicians Emma S Davis RSW and James Spence RSW

Henry Marsh was created in Broughty Ferry and from now on life in Midlothian. He has got had five choices of poetry posted and has now caused the Australian musician Kim Needle to make poems for event catalogues. Their themes recently have-been taken from Scottish record and has now written extensively about their beloved countries – particularly the Uists. He's look over during the Edinburgh Global Book Festival and will also be reading at STAnza, the St Andrews poetry festival in March.

Influenced by designers John Inglis RSW, Ann Ross RSW and Christopher Wood RSW

LesleyMay Miller began writing when she was learning as an adult pupil for her degree in ceramics and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. Ever since then she's displayed commonly, creating a sculpture yard when you look at the Borders and placing the woman words on porcelain panels and leaves. She makes performers’ publications incorporating her interests in aesthetic art and words and it is now employed in soundscapes. She provides readings of her poetry, including the Poetry Association of Scotland. An associate of Dunbar Writers, she enjoys what on canvas Group. LesleyMay would be displaying at Aikwood in Selkirk in September 2015.

Encouraged by musician John Inglis RSW

Mary Johnston writes poetry inside dialect regarding the North East of Scotland known as the Doric. She has been posted in several publications and ended up being the winning poet of this Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2014. She's got produced a number of pamphlets of her poetry, each associated with a C.D. to help keep the sound of her grandparents’ dialect live.

Empowered by musician Ann Wegmuller RSW

Kirsteen Scott came to be and brought up in Mid-Argyll where story telling and song had been a significant part of her very early life. The land and also the language highly influence her writing. She describes herself as a ‘lazy’ copywriter, enjoying the style of words and snatching at some ideas that flirt with her eye or her ear. She's got already been published in Cencrastus and brand new Writing Scotland.

Motivated by artist Alice McMurrough RSW

I have been going with poetry for seven many years today. Poetry enables me to play with terms and poetic types while I attempt to sound right of ‘life, the universe and every thing.’ Both these are activated because of the motivation that comes from engaging with aesthetic art works. Although I am an extended standing person in terms on Canvas, this is certainly my very first opportunity to collaborate using RSW and I also are anticipating see where this on journey will need me.

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