Chiswick's Watercolour Experts Published in Commemorative Book

Royal Watercolour Society marks 200 years with some of their finest artists

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The Royal Watercolour Society will today launch their inspirational book, The Watercolour Expert, as part of celebrations to mark their bicentenary.   The RWS's 200 year old history makes them the longest-standing society of its kind.

The Watercolour Expert features, amongst others, three of Chiswick's most talented watercolour artists who freely lent their talents and insights into their working methods and approaches during the creation of this book.

In Liz Butler's essay entitled ‘Brushes' she explains how she uses “fine detail to draw the viewer into my small landscape paintings, so that they can step inside and inhabit the space I have created.”

Alfred Daniels writes about using acrylic and states that ever since he was a student at the RCA, his work centres on such diverse subjects as markets, sport and architecture.  

The third of Chiswick's artists, Francis Bowyer , contributed two essays entitled ‘Colour and Wash' and ‘Light and Atmosphere'.  

This is a personal book rather than a practical guide, giving a rare insight into what inspires the artists and how they translate their ideas into their art.   It is strikingly illustrated throughout by examples of the artists' work.

The Watercolour Expert, published by Cassell Illustrated, is priced at £18.99.   For stockists or for any further information please contact Jane Ellis on 020 7531 8591 or email

September 9, 2004