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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!

The IWM2022 demonstrations and lectures schedule is constantly evolving.

Due to the COVID challenges we will regularly update this programme as our Master Artists are able to organise their travel and appearance at IWM2022.

Exhibiting Artists

  • Abe Toshiyuki
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    A sketcher and traveller for many years, Charles lives and works in Madrid. He divides his time between painting, design and architecture.
  • Claire Sparkes
    United Kingdom
    “I love the versatility and fluidity of watercolour, and enjoy combining looser washes with layered detail. Mark-making is extremely important to me. Like a calligraphy, it unravels the story of the painting over time.”
  • Dan McCrary
    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
    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.
  • Eudes Correia
    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.
  • Fabio Cembranelli
    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
    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.
  • Jansen Chow
    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
    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
    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.
  • Julio Jorge
    Julio is one of the great modern watercolour portrait artists. He captures the essence and soul of the subjects that call him.
  • Keiko Tanabe
    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.
  • Kris Preslan
    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
    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
    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.
  • Mark Mehaffey
    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
    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
    Mary Whyte is an American watercolour artist receiving international recognition for her paintings of contemporary realism and portraiture.
  • Mat Barber Kennedy
    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
    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
    "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"
  • Mona Omrani
    Mona Omrani has been painting and teaching watercolour techniques for more than 20 years and her works have been exhibited the world over. Mona has a great versatility painting from landscapes, portraits, urban scenes, cars, with great realism and sensitivity.
  • Pablo Ruben Lopez Sans
    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
    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
    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
    "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
    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
    “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
    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).
  • Veneta Docheva
    An exceptional artist from Bulgaria, first appearance in the UK at IWM2022
  • Xi Guo
    "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."