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29th May - 27th June 2021

Celebrating RSW Artists


There are a number of artist societies in Scotland where artists, who have been honoured to be elected as a professional member of that society, are entitled to use the society letters after their name.

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (known as the ‘RSW’) is an artist-led charitable society whose aim is to promote the art of watercolour painting in Scotland and beyond.

Established in 1876, there are currently over 120 RSW elected artist members and it has been honoured with Royal patronage throughout its history with Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay being its’ current active patron.

To be elected a RSW artist, each artist has to be nominated by peers, submit examples of their work and a CV whereafter a vote is held meaning any election to the society is a recognition of their work by other distinguished artists.

Scottish watercolour painting has long been characterised by a freedom of approach, a bold confidence in handling its materials and a robust way with colour. The practice has continued to evolve with the advent of new pigments such as water-based acrylic paint and inks, in addition to the acceptance of a variety of materials, the use of collage techniques, and of different papers.

The RSW is in every sense a 21st Century exhibiting Society, always capable of innovation and surprise.

Whilst RSW accredited artists are hugely adept in watercolour techniques, many choose to work in other mediums in their day to day practice.


3rd July - 5th September 2021

2021 Summer Mixed Exhibition


21st August - 5th September 2021

Feature Show with Liz Knox and Sheana Stephen


11th September - 10th October 2021

Pam Carter Solo Exhibition


16th October - 14th November 2021

Ron Lawson Solo Exhibition


20th November 2021 - 30th January 2022

2021 Winter Mixed Exhibition


The Strathearn Gallery | 32 West High Street | Crieff | Perthshire | PH7 4DL