International Watercolour Masters Event 2022
From Monday 16th – Sunday 29th May, Lilleshall House & Gardens will welcome the world's elite watercolour master’s for an exhibition of contemporary watercolour paintings, live demonstrations, and workshops in watercolour painting. Whether you are an experienced artist or if you’ve never picked up a set of watercolours before, you are guaranteed to be enthralled by the Masters.
The event is being organized with our events team here Lilleshall House & Gardens and local artist David Poxon. David is an elected member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the National Watercolour Society of America. David has won over 60 major International Awards and accolades for the precision and craftsmanship of his paintings including the Shanghai Biennial, the Los Angeles Presidents Prize, and the A. Lester London Critics Award at the Royal Institute. His recent book ‘Watercolour Heart & Soul’ has become a best seller.
He says, "International Watercolour Masters 2022 will deliver the world's greatest living contemporary watercolour masters for your pleasure, a feast for the eyes and imagination with over 140 stunning Masterpieces on view."
He chose Lilleshall House & Gardens as the venue because of its beauty and for its convenient, central location for people visiting from all over the UK and beyond. Lilleshall House & Gardens is also a venue with stunning English heritage grounds, gardens and walking trails. The venue also has a café, a more formal dining option at Chapters restaurant, and free parking. It’s an inspiring and great day out.
David was born in the West Midlands, the industrial heartland of England, but now calls the rural countryside of Shropshire home. He exhibits in fine art galleries world-wide. Painting in pure watercolour medium, he uses a painstaking multi glazing technique, with sometimes up to 20 layers of transparent paint, each in turn delicately modulating the colours beneath. There is no white paint used at all in any of his works preferring instead to preserve areas of the natural paper, his paintings can take many weeks in the making. A recurring theme in his work is the reclamation by nature of that which man has created and abandoned.