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.

Approximately one hundred works will be selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world including Louis Wise, critic and writer for The Sunday Times, James Stewart, founder of Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel and artists Ishbel Myerscough and Paul Newland.

The shortlisted works will be shown at the Mall Galleries, London from 18 – 23 September 2018 before touring to venues across the UK. The first stop on the tour will be Guildford House Gallery, Surrey, a beautiful 17th century Grade 1 Listed Town House located on Guildford High Street.

Prizewinners will be announced in the Culture section of The Sunday Times.

Chloe Le Tissier, ‘Quivering Woodland’, 2016 exhibitor