Background Information - David Paskett Past President of The Royal Watercolour Society

David Paskett was born in 1944 in London. He studied fine art at Hornsey College of Art. His distinctive watercolour technique is founded in oil and tempera painting with emphasis on drawing. Intrigued by still life groupings seen on streets and waterways, his work is characterized by detail, clear shadows, controlled tone and rhythmic repeated pattern.

David Paskett lived in Hong Kong from 1986-1990. He worked as an artist at London's Science Museum 1991 and was artist in residence at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford1992-1993. David Paskett was elected as a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2001 and elected as Vice-President of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2007

David Paskett was elected President of The Royal Watercolour SocietyinApril2009

David Paskett was guest judge and lecturer at Second Chinese Watercolour Painting Festival of Lushan, Jiangxi 2009

David Paskett represented the UK as a judge at the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennale 2010

David Paskett is a visiting tutor at Oxford University

Awards - David Paskett

David Paskett is currently British Ambassador for watercolour painting and is acting advisor on The Flow of the Cities, the Beijing/London Watercolour Exchange

Received Honorary membership of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (Hon RI) and Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (Hon RE)

David Paskett made Honorary Advisor to The Gansu Watercolour Association 2014

1999 - First Prize - Royal Watercolour Society
1997 - American Watercolor Society New York
1996 - Royal Watercolour Society Prize
1994 - Catto Award- Royal Watercolour Society
1993 - Highly Commended Hunting/Observer Competition
1992 - Prizewinner Singer-Freidlandler/Sunday Times competition
1965 - Queens Award to study in Italy

Selected collections - David Paskett

The Royal Collection
RWS Diploma Collection at The British Museum
Pitt Rivers Museum
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Tourist Association
Kerry International
Hutchison Whampoa
Shurniak Art Gallery
Works in selected Chinese Collections - David Paskett
Xiling Seal Engravers Society Museum, Hangzhou
Tang Yun Art Gallery, Hangzhou
Ye QianYu Art Museum, Tonglu, Zhejiang
Lushan Watercolour Festival Collection
Daiichi Modern Art Gallery, Kedah, Malaysia

Selected commissions - David Paskett

Watercolour for the 100th birthday of H M Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
World Bank
Standard Chartered Bank- commemorating 150 years of SCB in China
Philip Morris
Hutchison Whampoa
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Chinese University of Hong Kong
University of Oxford
China Traveller Magazine
Hargreaves Lansdown
Simmons and Simmons

Selected exhibitions - David Paskett


Regular exhibitor at the Bankside Gallery with RWS, at the Mall Galleries with Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Watercolour and Drawings Fair, Park Lane Hotel and Burlington House.

2015 - Royal Horticultural Society

2014 - Royal Horticultural Society

2011 - A Year at The Royal Albert Hall

2011 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Judge and invited exhibitor

2010 - Royal Academy of Arts

2010 - The Bankside Gallery

2009 - The Royal Academy of Arts
2008 - The Bankside Gallery, Martins Gallery Cheltenham
2007 - The Royal Academy of Arts, New Grafton Gallery
2006 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
2006 - Messums Gallery London
2005 - Burlington Fine Art London
2004 - Martins Gallery Cheltenham
2003 - Gallery 67 Cork St
2000 - Clarence House Presentation to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
1997 - Catto Gallery
1996 - Norwich Castle
1996 - Woodstock Museum
1994 - University of Oxford, Linacre College The Pastel Society
1993 - Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford


2015- Lu Xun Art Academy Gallery, Shenyang

2015- Songcheng Art Gallery, Qingzhou, Shandong

2014- Jingdezhen Ceramic paintings

2013- Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou 100 year of Brilliance in Watercolour

2011 - Hangzhou Wetland Cultural Centre International Watercolour Exhibitiion- Guest Exhibitor

2011- Hangzhou Art Academy Watercolour exhibition with Chinese Professors and students from the major Chinese Art Academies, guest exhibitor
2010 - Ceramic studio in Beijing
2010 - Watercolour Exhibition Shanghai Donghua University, judge and exhibitor.
2010 - Lushan International Watercolour festival guest artist
2008 - No18 The Bund, Shanghai- exhibition of commissioned paintings- Standard Chartered Bank
2008 - Hilton Hotel, Beijing - exhibition of commissioned paintings - Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong

Private exhibitions of David Paskett's work are held every year in Hong Kong

2010 - Picture This Collection- Chinese Whispers
2009 - Picture This Collection- A Touch of Red
2007 - Picture This Collection
2006 - Picture This Collection
2003 - Gallerie Du Monde
1999 - The China Club
1998 - Ladies Recreation Club
1996 - American Club, Wattis Fine Art, The Shangri la
1994 - Citibank Plaza
1990 - The HK Jockey Club
1989 - Government House, The Landmark, Society General
1988 - Hong Kong Art Centre
1987 - Alisan Fine Art


1996 - The Washington Museum of Fine Arts
1997 - The Salmagundi Club, Fifth Avenue


2005 - Shurniak Art Gallery Saskatchewan- Permanent collection


2012 - Australian Watercolour Institute

2010 - Sydney Australian Watercolour Institute


2014 - Museo Della Carta Fabriano Aquarello Bienale

2013 - RWS Auberge d'Italie. Valetta Malta

2012 -Museo Della Carta Fabriano Aquarello Bienale

2011 - Residency at Fabriano paper museum
2011 - Painting Tutor in Val D’Orcia, Tuscany with Authentic Adventures
2010 - Fabriano Fine Art Fair