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International Watercolour Masters 2022

16th - 29th May 2022, Lilleshall Hall in Shropshire will see a celebration of master artists & inspirational watercolour at its best!

Exhibiting Artists

  • Abe Toshiyuki
    Japan
    Abe's work tends to focus on the finer points of nature. Japanese people have always held a deep love and respect for nature, and he finds that this is reflected in famous Japanese art works and literature.
  • Ali Abbas Syed
    Pakistan
    Ali Abbas is a leading Master in watercolour and teaches contemporary painting as a Professor in the Department of Fine Arts in the Centre of Excellence in Art & Design, MUET, Jamshoro. Pakistan.
  • Ali Cavanaugh
    USA
    Ali's dependence on the visual world began when she lost much of her hearing at 2 years of age. It’s the seen and unseen in human existence that has been a conceptual cornerstone for most of her artistic career.
  • Alvaro Castagnet
    Uruguay
    Alvaro is particularly admired for the boldness of his strokes and the purity of his pigment producing inspiring works painted with gusto. He has come to be known round the world as The Passionate Painter.
  • Cesc Farré
    Spain
    Cesc usually mixes his colours directly on the paper to give maximum transparency and shine. He is passionate about nature and has specialised in landscape scenes for a few years.
  • Charles Villeneuve
    France
    A sketcher and traveller for many years, Charles lives and works in Madrid. He divides his time between painting, design and architecture.
  • Dan McCrary
    USA
    Growing up in the fifties, the exuberant designs of American automobiles totally captured his imagination. His enthusiastic pursuit is to isolate portions of these designs.
  • David Poxon
    United Kingdom
    Painting in pure watercolour medium he uses a painstaking multi glazing technique, with sometimes up to 20 layers of transparent paint, each in turn delicately modulating the colours beneath.
  • Dean Mitchell
    USA
    Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still life. In addition to watercolours, he is accomplished in other mediums, including egg temperas, oils and pastels.
  • Ekaterina Sava
    Italy
    Ekaterina’s detailed paintings of flowers always show a great sense of passion and understanding. One of her great strengths lies in the capacity she has of creating an amazing transparency in her watercolour paintings.
  • Eudes Correia
    Brazil
    Eudes' subjects are often ordinary people who travel through life un-noticed. He records and defines their history with his sensitive renditions, turning his accurate observation and technique into beautiful paintings.
  • Eugen Chisnicean
    Moldovia
    Eugen was born in a small town in the north of the Republic of Moldova. His early interest in art was influenced by his father who was a painter and photographer.
  • Eugeniu Gorean
    Moldovia
    Eugeniu finds watercolour rich in technique and sincere in presentation. His artistic goal is to capture the invisible realities that pervade human experience – the subtle relationship between humans and their environment.
  • Fabio Cembranelli
    Brazil
    What compels Fabio to paint with this medium is the possibility of painting quickly. The fluidity of the medium provides a unique sensation of unexpected colour mixing.
  • Helidon Haliti
    Albania
    The artist is similar to the river that cannot find rest but continues to flow in search of the sea. The artist accepts neither limits, nor rest. He occupies always new lands, he is always moving and searching.
  • Igor Sava
    Italy
    Igor's watercolours are imbued with an unusual descriptive devotion, and glow with the vibrant light that is always permeating the subjects that inspire him. His landscapes and townscapes are mostly painted en plein air.
  • Ilya Ibryaev
    Russia
    Ilya's main task in his work is the portrayal of light and air in watercolour paintings. LIGHT is the birth of all living things! Watercolour involves an endless number of experiments, and they are all interesting and beautiful.
  • Janine Gallizia
    Australia
    Janine's goal is to create beauty and emotion on paper that touches those that see her paintings. Janine Gallizia is an internationally recognized watercolour Master, International judge, and curator.
  • Jansen Chow
    Malaysia
    Jansen Chow is recognised world wide as one of the great modern watercolour Masters. He has won more than 60 national & International awards in oil, watercolour, photography & etching.
  • Jayson Yeoh
    Malaysia
    To Jayson, art is not just an artist drawing a picture only, but it is a dialogue between the artist and the canvas, the artist and himself, and most importantly, the artist and the viewer.
  • Joe Dowden
    Ireland
    Joe says his paintings have no story and they are just about the joy of seeing. Joe particularly specialises in water scenes, capturing the glassy surface in spectacular detail.
  • Julia Barminova
    Russia
    Julia paints evocative images of the play of light and colour on the water surface, inspired by trips to the fishing villages and the largest port cities of America, Europe and Russia.
  • Julio Jorge
    Portugal
    Julio is one of the great modern watercolour portrait artists. He captures the essence and soul of the subjects that call him.
  • Keiko Tanabe
    Japan
    When Julia sees an interesting pattern of light and dark creating a certain mood, she stops and observes it because something evocative about it speaks to her. She then tries to be as true as possible to her inspiration.
  • Konstantine Sterkhov
    Russia
    Konstantine's artistic repertoire is flexible and varied. Sterkhov doesn’t confine himself to one genre. Portrait, landscape, still life, and animals, he is keen on everything, and everything he paints skillfully.
  • Kris Preslan
    USA
    Kris strives to paint with strong pigments and a wide range of values, often capturing through vibrant realism the memories of places she has been and to which she hopes to return.
  • La Fe
    Thailand
    La Fe follows a tradition of handling watercolour with a purist approach, often rendering his subject en plein air. It's his ability to get his perception onto paper with immediacy and directness which underpins his abilities.
  • Laurie Goldstein-Warren
    USA
    Laurie has been painting watercolours for the last 19 years and continues to experiment with new techniques in watercolour and watercolour/acrylic. Her works focus on cityscapes, portraits and still life.
  • Linda Daly Baker
    USA
    Capturing the extraordinary light that transforms a subject almost to abstraction is a main objective in creating Linda Daly Baker’s watercolours.
  • Mark Mehaffey
    USA
    Mark has 2 wishes: To live a few hundred more years, in order to paint all the ideas in his head; and to communicate with fellow travellers who will see something of what he feels.
  • Marvin Chew
    Singapore
    As a plein air watercolourist, Marvin captures the mood and atmosphere of urban street scenes and rural landscapes. His work is a visual language which evokes a sense of nostalgia and belonging to both himself and viewers.
  • Mary Whyte
    USA
    Mary Whyte is an American watercolour artist receiving international recognition for her paintings of contemporary realism and portraiture.
  • Mat Barber Kennedy
    USA
    Mat explores and celebrates physical manifestations of human endeavour. He is fascinated by the junctions of materials and by the corrosive relationship between designed objects, patterns of use, and the passage of time.
  • Matthew Bird
    USA
    The subject matter of Matthew's figure and still life paintings communicates his deep love and respect for nature and life. Some paintings stem from a joy or narrative that is from his own experiences.
  • Michal Jasiewicz
    Poland
    "Watercolour as a technique is a bit unpredictable, you need to give it autonomy and let it do half of the work. Spontaneity and freshness are the greatest merits of watercolour"
  • Mikhail Starchenko
    Russia
    For the last 25 years Mikhail has specialised in hyper realistic watercolours. He uses only brushes and transparent watercolours on paper to make his paintings.
  • Pablo Ruben Lopez Sans
    Spain
    Pablo Ruben Lopez Sans is known the world over and travels extensively overseas. Hen enjoys painting urban scenes more than rural as they're filled with more complicated elements to create an image to get lost in.
  • Pasqualino Fracasso
    Italy
    Pasqualino is an eclectic watercolourist in both his choice of subjects and styles. He loves influencing traditional watercolour with abstract and modern solutions acquired from other media.
  • Patricia Guzman
    Mexico
    Patricia's style and attention to detail has captured International acclaim. Her appearance at IWM22 is much anticipated and places on her 3 day workshop are in high demand.
  • Stan Miller
    USA
    "I desire to capture the soul, the spiritual depth of my model. I equally care about the abstract arrangement of my shapes, the emotion behind colour and shape. "
  • Stephen Yau
    Canada
    Stephen Yau was born in Hong Kong. He has held 37 solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Canada and participated in over 200 group exhibitions in various countries.
  • Tejo Van Den Broeck
    Belgium
    “I’ll try to explain how I think, and work on my paintings. The idea is more important than the work itself. Thinking comes first, and then starting with it. Making the visitor curious and looking again and again."
  • Tianya Zhou
    China
    Tianya is an elected member of many watercolour and art societies, he is the first Chinese artist to become an elected member of the RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours).
  • Xi Guo
    China
    "By my paintings, both nature and portraits, I am seeking the beauty of the forms of lives, delightful and ugly, booming and straggling, flourishing and dead."