International Watercolour Masters

International Watercolour Masters

International Watercolour Masters

IMWC LOGO 1 jpg  Dudley Castle from Tipton Canal

J.M.W.Turner ‘Tipton & Dudley’ by kind permission of Dudley MBC for International Watercolour Masters 2018

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

J.M.W.Turner, David Cox, Walter Langley RI, George Sandby & other English Master artists of the 18th & 19th Centuries took water colour painting to the world. Now on 28 April 2018 to May 28 2018 the worlds leading water colour Masters come to England , for the first time, for a unique contemporary exhibition at historic Weston Park.

Never before has the UK staged such a prestigious exhibition featuring contemporary world Masters in watercolour painting. During the show several of the artists will lead guided tours, and also demonstrate their techniques. Watercolour workshops will also be arranged.

The exhibition started life as a solo show for David Poxon RI who was born in the West Midlands and lives in Shropshire England. David is very well known  and appreciated around the world for his pure watercolour paintings , and travels extensively to exhibitions abroad. He is also an elected member of the prestigious R.I. (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) and the NWS (National Watercolour Society of America)During his International travels he has exhibited with many of the worlds leading water colour artists who have become close associates and friends. Having discussed  his 2018 Weston Park show with Janine Gallizia (Australia) the concept of a larger structured exhibition was conceived. David extended his invitation, and after receiving  an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response,  the International Watercolour Masters exhibition was born.

David Poxon also has a new 180 page book, Watercolour Heart & Soul,  published in March 2018, (Bannister Publications isbn 978-1-909813-38-0 ) Several book signing days will be organised at Weston Park during the exhibition.

Participating Master Artists; David Poxon RI (England) with special guests Janine Gallizia (Australia)  Dean Mitchell (USA) Alvaro Castagnet (Uruguay)  Jayson Yeoh (Malasia) John Salminen (USA)  Mark Mehaffey (USA)  Xiden Chen (China)  Marvin Chew (Singapore) Tianya Zhou (China) Konstantin Sterkhov (Russia)  Ali Abbas Syed (Pakistan) Pasqualino Fracasso (Italy)

28th April – 31 May 2018