Over 400 of the world's best watercolour painters to feature in landmark London show

Turkish Delight II © Ling Zi

If you have a thing for watercolours, then be prepared for the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, with over 400 of the best watercolourists of today.

Taking place at the Mall Galleries in London this April, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th show will feature the very best in contemporary water-based media paintings from its members and selected artists from around the globe.

"The variety is astonishing, from photo-realism through impressionism to abstraction, the paint applied with a light and delicate touch or a thick and heavy impasto application that one doesn't expect from watercolour," says Clare O'Brien, CEO of the Federation of British Artists.

"Subjects range from the landscapes of gently rolling hills one expects to see depicted by watercolourists, through architecture and city scenes, still life works, abstract celebrations of colour, to meditations on the climate crisis. This exhibition is an annual survey of how contemporary artists are using this age-old medium and a great place to pick up vibrant original works."

You can go along and purchase a piece of art for yourself with prices starting from £350. The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th exhibition runs from 2 until 17 April 2020 at the Mall Galleries in Westminster, London.

Metropolis © Kate Morgan

Metropolis © Kate Morgan

Ilfracombe Low Tide © Mike Bernard

Ilfracombe Low Tide © Mike Bernard

A Country Walk © Lisa Jensen Graa

A Country Walk © Lisa Jensen Graa

Edge of the Unknown © Jean Noble

Edge of the Unknown © Jean Noble

Prayers © Tianya Zhou

Prayers © Tianya Zhou