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The renowned Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK.

Over the past 31 years The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition has attracted entries from artists working in abstract, figurative, contemporary or traditional subject matter, with the aim of celebrating and redefining the beauty and diversity of water-based media.

This eclectic selection presents the excellence and originality in the medium today. 80 works have been selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world, including artists, Ishbel Myerscough and Paul Newland; Jennifer Scott, Sackler Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery; James Stewart, Director of Zimmer Stewart Gallery, and Louis Wise, critic and writer for The Sunday Times.

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