The RWS at Linden Hall

David Wiseman LG, Julie Held LG and Lisa Traxler LG in Royal Watercolour Society exhibition in Deal

An exhibition of watercolours from members of the RWS
Linden Hall Studio,
32 St George’s Rd,

July 8th – August 17th. Pv July 6th
Tues -Sat 10-4

The origins of the Royal Watercolour Society can be traced back to the formation of the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1804. Born out of a sense of grievance by a number of such artists who practised in watercolour and felt that they were discriminated against by the Royal Academy, the only professional artistic body of the day.

On Friday 30 November 1804 the first meeting of ‘The Society Associated for the purpose of Establishing an Annual Exhibition of Paintings in Water Colours’ was held at The Stratford Coffee House on Oxford Street, London. Founder Members include Samuel Shelley, William Frederick Wells, William Sawrey Gilpin and brothers, John and Cornelius Varley.

The Royal Watercolour Society was born!”

Woodland Water Brownsea Island, Acrylic on paper, 62 x 43cm 2024. David Wiseman LG
REMEMBERING 3, Constructed collage paintings / Artist painted papers / Waterbased media on paper, 38 x 32.5cm, 2022. Lisa Traxler LG
Rosy Dusk, 25 x 27.5cm , 2024. Julie Held LG