Painting and Drawing Week in Morocco with Colin Watson and Robert Lee-Wade.

15th-22nd October 2017, High Atlas Mountains and Taroudant.


7-day painting and drawing course; 3 nights at TigmiNomade, a wonderful hotel set in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, 4 nights at Dar Tourkia in the Kasbah in Taroudant, an ideal retreat for painters.

The week will include painting and drawing in the foothills and Berber villages of the High Atlas, a journey over the spectacular
Tizi-n-Test pass in the High Atlas, drawing in the souks and medina of Taroudant, painting excursion to a magnificent private walled garden in Taroudant, illustrated talks on painting and drawing from observation, and an evening of traditional Music from southern Morocco.


Prices include full board accommodation, airport transfers, transport throughout the week, painting and drawing tuition and an evening of traditional music from Taroudant. A discount for non-painting partners is available.

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Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2017


Portrait of Parvis Sigaroudinia on show at the Royal Society of Portrait painters exhibition.

Mall Galleries, 
The Mall, 
London SW1

4 May 2017 to 19 May 2017

10am to 5pm (Open until 7pm on Tuesday 9 and 16 May)

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Royal Ulster Academy Gold Medal Award

Colin Watson was awarded the RUA Perpetual Gold Medal 2016 Prize for the best work by a member of the Academy sponsored by NIAVAC. The adjudicator this year was the painter and president of London's Royal Academy of Arts Christopher Le Brun.


Boys Playing on a Cliff Top. Oil on Canvas. 102cm x 140cm

135th Annual Exhibition

14th October 2016 - 8th January 2017

Ulster Museum, 
Botanic Gardens, 
BT9 5AB.

The Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition 2016


Two paintings selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London

Great Tit 1 20 x 20cm Oil on board
Great tit 2  20 x 20cm  Oil on board

13 June — 21 August

The Royal Academy of Arts

Summer Exhibition 2016

Burlington House, 

Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm.