painting of a landscape

Paul Newland NEAC RWS


Artist Statement

Paul Newland grew up, studied, taught and painted in London, with shortish foreign interludes. Away from London now - but not too far away - he works with landscape and townscape and where the two meet. He works in front of his subject matter and in the studio too, combining - he hopes - the observed and the imaginary.

Method of Working

He always wanted to work fast and finish quickly but this happens only occasionally. Small works are always started on the spot but not always completed there. Oils and watercolours, even small ones, can go on for a long time in an on/off sort of way.

Biographical Details

2004 Elected New English Art Club
1989 Elected Royal Watercolour Society Assoc (Member 1994)
1984-68 Slade School
1979 First one-man show
1975-76 Living in Rome
1970 onwards - Teaching

​Other Society Memberships

Royal Watercolour Society (RWS)

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

2014 Discerning Eye Purchase Prize
2014 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition: Cityscape Prize
2014 Zsuzsi Roboz Prize, New English
2008 Hugh Casson Drawing Prize, RA Summer Show
2008 Turner Watercolour Medal
2008 Horan Prize, New English
1997 Best Interior, RA Summer Show
1968-9 French Government Scholarship

Past Exhibitions

2004–present New English Open     
1990– present Royal Watercolour Society
Most years to 1986, 2000-04, 2006-2010, 2013 RA Summer Exhibition
2012 Summerleaze Gallery
2007 Alpha House Gallery, Four Artists
2005 Abbott & Holder, Four Artists
1996 Waterman Fine Art, Ten British Painters
1987 New Grafton Gallery, One-man show


'Watercolour Secrets', (Jill Leman, 2014) ISBN 9781408184271
'Basic Watercolour', (C Williams, 2014) ISBN 9780719807411
'Basic Drawing: How To Draw What You See', (C Williams, 2011) ISBN 9780709091042