David Poxon (b. 1960),
David Poxon (b. 1960), "Escape," 2023, pure watercolor on paper, 27 x 16 in., available through IWME 2024 or the artist

The following is part of a series featuring a leader in the art community who has joined us on the faculty of Watercolor Live, an annual virtual art conference. The next one takes place January 22-24, 2025, and you can sign up now at WatercolorLive.com.


The English artist and author David Poxon rejoices in the fact that Britain brought watercolors to global attention as a fine art during the 18th century. To celebrate this heritage, he has organized the third edition of the International Watercolour Masters Exhibition at an idyllic spot in western England, roughly 35 miles northwest of Birmingham.

On view will be 150 works by more than 50 of the world’s best watercolorists, including Julia Barminova, Carol Carter, Veneta Docheva, Pasqualino Fracasso, Laurie Goldstein-Warren, Xi Guo, Alex Hillkurtz, Coco Nguyen, Gerhard Ritter, Deepti Singh, Claire Sparkes, and Sarah Stokes. Complementing the display will be a lively program of demonstrations and workshops.

Lilleshall Hall, near Newport, Shropshire, England
May 15–24, 2024


From David Poxon's 2022 Watercolor Live demo
From David Poxon’s 2022 Watercolor Live demo

Above: At the 2nd annual Watercolor Live, David explored texture, multi-layering, and glazing for tonal depth for an up-close scene of a photo reference he took while in Rome.

View more articles on watercolor art and artists here at RealismToday.com.


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