International Watercolour Masters Opening Weekend

An Extravaganza of Artistic Talent
from around the world.

Here’s all the info you need and your guide to the opening weekend!


By John Salminen

There has never been an International Watercolour Masters exhibition in England featuring the world’s elite watercolour artists. For the first time ever, seventeen talented artists from across the globe are bringing their work together under one roof.  Not only is this an opportunity to take in some breathtaking works of art, but to also meet some of the exhibiting artists.

There is also the chance for you to watch a master watercolourist at work with LIVE 50 minute demonstrations. The SAA will be on hand throughout the weekend to film all the action from the opening weekend.

To tune in or catch up on the LIVE demonstrations simply click the links below.


Demonstrations broadcasting LIVE!



Exclusive Preview of Weston Park

What’s going on…

Saturday 28th April

Demonstrations (Broadcast LIVE) from 11am to 4pm by:
Janine Gallizia
Marvin Chew
Pasqualino Fracasso
Ali Abbas Syed

Sunday 29th April

Personal Appearances from 11am to 4pm by:
David Poxon
Mark Mehaffey
John Salminen
Stanislaw Zoladz
Xidan Chen
Pasqualino Fracasso
Janine Gallizia
Ali Abbas Syed
Marvin Chew

Demonstrations (Broadcast LIVE) by:
John Salminen
Mark Mehaffey

Official opening of the exhibition with guest speakers Keith Oram and Professor John Brooks.

with David Poxon

 If you are looking for some inspiration of how to use watercolours in a new and vibrant way, then this is a book worth investigating with all your heart and soul.

The Venue

Weston Park, Shropshire, was the home of just one family from Medieval times until being gifted to the nation in 1986 by Richard, 7th Earl of Bradford. Represented are the collecting interests of several generations spanning almost every type of fine and decorative art, boasting works by Holbein the Younger, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds and George Stubbs, to name a few.

Entry to the exhibition, Walled Garden, Restaurant and cafe is free and open 7 days a week. Facilities include disabled access and toilets. If you wish to see more of the venue and grounds, Temple wood is open weekends throughout May (admission charges apply) and the house and wider parklands are open from 29th May.
There is plenty of parking and coaches are welcome. For more information on opening times, directions and prices please click here.