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Royal Watercolour Society Annual Spring Exhibition

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

This year’s Royal Watercolour Society Annual Spring Exhibition will be on display at the Bankside Gallery from March 20 to April 19, 2009. Featured Artist is David Brayne RWS.

‘Lyrical, atmospheric, emotive’: just some of the words that can be used to describe David Brayne’s work. Specially featured at this year’s Annual Spring Exhibition, Brayne’ paintings are innovative in their watercolour technique.

“My working method starts with the use of raw pigments to create my own colours” says Brayne. “It involves a lot of risk taking and is a lengthy process, but I couldn’t make these paintings any other way.”

But judging by the perfect blends of colour and form, the ‘risk’ is obviously well managed, and the result is a highly individual response to water, land, sea and figures.

The Members of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) are deeply influenced by the places where they have lived and worked, and by the people in their lives and the cultures in which they are surrounded. The exhibition displays an array of many of the members’ recent paintings.

The Royal Watercolour Society at Bankside Gallery is the premier centre for excellence for the art of watercolour. The Society aims to encourage innovation in, and raise the profile of, this quintessentially traditional English medium.

All works will be for sale.

Admission: Free.

Times: Daily from 11am to 6pm.

Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street (next to Tate Modern), London, SE1 9JH.