Shortlisted Artists Announced


Rewarding excellence and originality in contemporary watercolour painting
18 – 23 September 2018, Mall Galleries, London

Paul Regan, ‘Edge of London: Dancers Lane VII’ (2018)

Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media.

Eighty works have been selected from a total of 1,304 submissions by a panel of leading figures from the art world. The 2018 judging panel includes Ishbel Myerscough, artist; Paul Newland, artist; Jennifer Scott, Sackler Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery; James Stewart, Director of Zimmer Stewart Gallery, and Louis Wise, critic and writer for The Sunday Times. The Winners will be announced in the Culture section of The Sunday Times in August.

The seventy-five shortlisted artists are as follows:

Jacqueline Abel John Abell Roger Allen
Ashley Amery Bob Armstrong Sue Atkinson
Julie Barnes Greg Becker Varsha Bhatia
Akash Bhatt Day Bowman Victoria Braithwaite
Julian Bray David Brayne Claire Brewster
Susan Brown Michael Chance Sophie Charalambous
Lottie Cole Adrian Coleman Julie D Cooper
Janet Darley Catharine Davison Adam De Ville
Richard Elliott Mark Entwisle Suzy Fasht
James Faure Walker Bobbye Fermie Laura Footes
Richard Fowler Michael Gage Lavinia Gallie
Nikki Gardham George Gilbert Alexander Gilmour
Jenny Graham Jelly Green Imogen Guy
Henry Hagger David Hamilton Esther Jeanes
Eliza John Henry Jones Suman Kaur
Caroline Kent Zoe Laughlin Frank Laws
Debbie Lee Clio Lloyd-Jacob Peter Lloyd-Jones
Tom Mabon Russell Macaulay Anne Magill
Michael Middleton David Nealon J. A. Nicholls
David A Parfitt RI Brian Parker Robin Pearce
Paul Regan Jon Rogers Zoe Savory
Sarah Seymour Jayne Stokes Jan Symes
Eleanor Taylor Rebecca Truscott-Elves Philip Tyler
Jenny Wheatley Nigel Whittaker Michael Williams
Roy Willingham Gertie Young Martha Zmpounou

The shortlisted works will be shown at:
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1: 18 – 23 September 2018
Guildford House Gallery, Surrey: 10 November – 20 December 2018
The Sainsbury Gallery, Willis Museum, Basingstoke: 12 Jan – 27 March 2019

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