Paul Newland

Paul Newland
I hope the work speaks for itself. I sometimes paint directly from things but mostly, perhaps, I work from drawings and studies. Often I am trying to combine recollection and imagination with observation, in a single picture.
I am fascinated by the way we see, for instance, a place – the ways in which our perceptions are overlaid or conditioned by memory, imagination, history and emotion.
Whilst living in Rome I fell in love with the glow of simple, unmixed watercolour, leaving out as much of the water as possible, and laid down in rich washes. The medium was useful for recording changing light and architecture in direct, simple ways.
Later, I found it useful for making images of clubs and street scenes in London, done from memory; later still, interiors and cityscapes were the subject matter. My use of watercolour became less direct, more complicated and subject to revision.

I have served as Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society and continue to serve as its Honorary Curator

Paul Newland NEAC VPRWS

Exhibitions (mixed shows)

Other mixed shows, since 1980:

One-person shows:


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


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

Numerous catalogues for exhibitions.