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Watercolour Group
Watercolour Group

Watercolour Group

History & activities

The Group was founded in 1980 as part of the Highgate Society with the aim of enabling enthusiastic experienced watercolour painters to work together in an informal atmosphere. Our main activity is to meet and paint together at 10A South Grove, Highgate, N6, on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm, divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Members may attend either or both sessions as they wish.

Many of our members have worked in the creative industries and some are members of recognised artistic societies but all are keen on this media and eager to learn more through shared working. We do not provide formal instruction, but from time to time invite a tutor for a master-class or hire a model to pose for us. Other activities include warm-weather outings to paint pleinair in public locations or the gardens of our members and friends, and in winter we occasionally go to draw in a central London museum or an hospitable local pub.

We hold an annual exhibition at Lauderdale House in Highgate and also exhibit occasionally at other venues. If you would like to come to any of our exhibitions please contact our chair, Oonagh Hodges, via our email address:


Membership is limited as the space available to us at 10A South Grove is quite small. We occasionally have vacancies for experienced watercolour painters (including those who also enjoy working in pastel and acrylic) who are interested in showing us examples of their recent work.

You can find out more by looking at our website ( where you can see examples of our work. There is also a link on the website to our Facebook Page.