Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Robert Brindley To Take Part In Pure Watercolour Society Exhibition

Robert been invited to take part in 'The Pure Watercolour Society' Exhibition at Windrush which previews on Saturday 8th October 2011, 5-30 - 8pm and runs from Sunday the 9th to Saturday 22nd of October.

The Society was formed by James Fletcher Watson in 1999 and David Curtis is now its Patron.

The Pure Watercolour Society is a small and informal society for painters in watercolour who enjoy using the medium in pure transparent washed allied to fine draftsmanship in the method exemplified by the 19th century masters, such as John Sell Cotman, Richard Parkes Bonington, David Cox, Thomas Girtin and J.M.W. Turner, and as followed in the 20th century by, among others, Edward Seago, Edward Wesson, Leonard Squirrell, Charles Knight and James Fletcher-Watson.

The PWS was founded in 1999 with James Fletcher-Watson R.I., R.B.A. as its President and driving force. James believed passionately in passing on the pure watercolour tradition: “The great masters showed us the way and it is right that we should follow in their footsteps, not copying but receiving inspiration from them. My aim is to carry on the torch, encouraging today’s painters to express the beauty of the landscape simply and effectively.”

Following James’s death in 2004, David Curtis R.O.I., R.S.M.A. - one of Britain’s most successful artists - kindly agreed to become Patron of the PWS. International artist Robert Wade A.W.S. is an Honorary Member of the society, and most recently Trevor Chamberlain R.O.I., R.S.M.A. agreed to become an Honorary Member. These well respected artists support the PWS in its aims to provide opportunities for members and selected non-members to exhibit pure watercolours, as well as passing on skills and techniques to students of watercolour painting so that this exciting and challenging medium can be enjoyed and mastered by the next generation.

For more information about the PWS, e-mail:

Or please write to:
Josephine Neil at Windrush House, Windrush,
Nr. Burford, Oxon OX18 4TU.

Here are some splendid watercolours from Robert Brindley

You can see details and trailer for Roberts DVD here: Atmospheric Watercolour Landscapes


  1. i purchased and watched the DVD featuring Robert Brindley by Townhouse films. Mr Brindley's art is beautiful as expected, but the filming as an educational or informative video is fraught with bad filming techniques.

    They seem done by an amateur company (these include instances in which the camera points to the table or the face of the artist while he is pointing to an effect he is creating on his watercolor paper, filming from behind the artist;s back while he talks, but the viewer cannot see either the painting nor the painter, rare coordination of the painting scenes with display of the reference photo--would require a screen-within-screen view, among many other amateur errors of filming and editing). For the high price of the videos, I do not recommend this production company unless major quality changes are made. For an excellent reference portfolio and some truly awesome quality edited "teaching" videos, see Creative Catalyst Productions, any of the films they produce.

    I have no affiliation with either video production company but love and frequently buy well-made art videos, as i teach art. i am sorry to post my disappoint in this commentary but i thought i need to warn others and found no other way of providing feedback to Townhouse films. Thanks for your work, I hope to preview some future films and to see that many improvements were made before i purchase Townhouse productions again,