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Paul Newland NEAC RWS

Paul Newland NEAC RWS has served as the Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society and was its Honorary Curator until 2015. Paul is currently responsible for organising the Drawing School (the educational arm) of the New English Art Club.


Paul was born and educated in London’s north-western suburbs and went on to the Slade. He taught and painted, in London and the country, beginning to use watercolour in order to document street scenes and clubs in the mid-1970s.  His use of the medium was consolidated during a stay in Rome, 1975-76 and his subsequent one-man shows were predominantly of watercolours. Paul is an elected member of the New English Art Club and was elected Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1991 and Full Member in 1994.


Exhibitions (mixed shows)

2020 Zillah Bell Gallery, Arundel 
2020 Chris Beetles Gallery, London. NEAC Group Show 
2019 Discerning Eye - Invited Artist
2012 Summerleaze Gallery (with Julie Held, Anthony Eyton, Fay Ballard) 
2014 - 2002 Discerning Eye (Invited Artist, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2018) 
2010/9/8/7/6/5 Alresford Gallery, mixed shows 
2009 Rye Art Gallery 
2007 Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne ‘Four Artists’ (with Maurice Sheppard, Jackie Rizvi, 
Pamela Kay) 
2005 Abbott & Holder, London, ‘Four Artists’ 
2004 Abbott & Holder, London, ‘Four Artists’
2003 Alresford Gallery ‘From Drawing to Painting’
2003-1989 (most years) Hunting Prizes shows 
1998 Woodgates Gallery, East Bergholt 
2003-1981 New Grafton Gallery (twice yearly mixed shows) 
1997-1991 Waterman Fine Art & Offer Waterman (twice yearly, mixed shows) 
1996 ‘Ten British Painters’, Waterman Fine Art


Royal Academy Summer Show: 2013, then most years 2009-1986, 1984-2, 1975 
Royal Watercolour Society: twice yearly 2015-1990 
New English Art Club: yearly 2015-2002

Other mixed shows, since 1980:

Cedar House Gallery, Surrey 
Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham 
Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne 
Southwark Festival 
Geedon Gallery, Colchester 
Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington, Ky 
The Lovely Gallery, London 
Piers Feetham Gallery, London


One-person shows

2016 University of Aberystwyth Faculty of Fine Arts 
2019 Russell Gallery, London Recent Work 
1987, 1983 New Grafton Gallery, London 
1986, 1982 Christopher Hull Gallery, London 1980 Rye Art Gallery 
1979 Off Centre Gallery, London


Scholarships/awards/prizes

2015 Discerning Eye Purchase Prize 
2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition: Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize 
2015 Zsuzi Roboz Prize (awarded at NEAC annual show) 
2010 Discerning Eye (London & South-East Region Award) 
2008 Hugh Casson Drawing Prize (awarded at RA Summer Show) 
2008 Horan Prize (awarded at NEAC Autumn Show) 
1997 ‘Best Interior’, RA Summer Show 
1995 'House & Garden Award' (RA Summer Show) 
1989 Hunting Prizes


On leaving the Slade School Paul was awarded a French Government Scholarship, providing 
for one year’s work in France.


Publications

Watercolour Secrets - Bloomsbury 2014
Basic Drawing - Williams, Charles 2011
Watercolour Masters: Then and Now - Cassell 2008
The Watercolour Expert - Eaglemoss Press 1996
Still-life and Interiors - Dorling Kindersley 1993
Watercolour Still – Life - Dorling Kindersley 1996