ANGUS MCEWAN AND I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A GROUP OF 15 ARTISTS TO REPRESENT SCOTLAND IN THE ANNUAL WATERCOLOUR CONVENTION IN FABRIANO, ITALY, ‘FABRIANO IN ACQUARELLO 2017’.
IWS Globe was founded in 2012 by Atanur Dogan, a Turkish national living in Canada. The purpose of the organisation is to spread peace and friendship between peoples through a common love of watercolour. Jenny Matthews set up the Scottish branch in January 2016 with Angus McEwan RWS RGI RSW as co-representative, thus joining the 80-plus countries already represented.
We welcome members from any background: beginners, amateurs and professionals alike. The only requirement is to be an enthusiastic watercolour painter! To join, go to Facebook and look for IWS-Scotland (or another country if you are not resident in Scotland) and ‘like’ the page, but remember to also ‘turn on notifications’ and send me your e-mail address, otherwise you will not know about events or opportunities.
There are numerous exhibitions and competitions organised by member countries, and members frequently travel widely to meet each other (this is not required). It really is an amazing initiative, and if you want to be part of something which embraces global friendships and demonstrates the great capacity we have to make friends, PLEASE JOIN US!