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David Paskett PPRWS, Hon RE, Hon AWI.

Honorary member of Gansu Watercolour Association

Visiting Professor to Cao Shan Temple, Jiangxi

Honorary Citizen of Fabriano

Past President of the Royal Watercolour Society 2009-2012

David Paskett studied Fine Art at Hornsey (under the tutelage of Morley Bury, David Tindle, Fred Cumming, Ian Simpson) and Exeter Colleges of Art (Clifford Fishwick).

1966 Teaching Diploma, Liverpool College of Art.

Since living in Hong Kong 1986-90 Regular visits to China sourcing imagery for paintings.

1967-70 Member of Norwich Twenty Group exhibiting in Norwich Castle and The Maddermarket Theatre.

1992-93 Artist in Residence at The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University

2013 Visiting tutor, Wadham College Oxford.

Lecturing at major Chinese art academies, including Hangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Naning, Lanzhou and Shenyang.

Juror and exhibitor in international watercolour exhibitions:

2009 & 2010 Lushan International Watercolour Festival

Lushan Watercolour Festival Lushan 2010 1

2009 A Hundred Years Of Brilliance, Zhejiang Museum.

2010 & 2012 Shanghai, Zhujiajiao Watercolour Exhibition

2011 China Academy of Art, Hangzhou.

2011 A Hundred Years of Brilliance 2. Hangzhou Wetlands.

2016 Qingdao Art Museum, British & Chinese Watercolours.


No18 The Bund, Shanghai. The Hilton Hotel, Beijing.

Picture This Gallery, Hong Kong. 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Royal Albert Hall.

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.

The Mall Galleries. The Watercolour and Drawings Fair. Burlington House.

Spring and Autumn exhibitions annually for twenty years at The Bankside Gallery, London as President and member of The Royal Watercolour Society.

Recent Exhibitions. 

2014 Residency and one-man show, The Majlis Gallery, Dubai.

2014 A Hundred Years of Brilliance, Zhejiang Art Museum.

2015 Four-man watercolour shows in Luxun Art Academy, Shenyang and Songcheng Gallery, Shandong 2016.

2015-16 Solo retrospective at The Hong Kong Club.

2016 Ceramic tile paintings at Ren Jian Contemporary Ceramic Gallery, Fuliiang Ancient Town, Jingdezhen.

2016 Thessaloniki International Watercolour Exhibition.

2016 British & Chinese Watercolour Biannual, Qingdao Art Museum.

2017 Ceramic Paintings, Kings College Chapel, Cambridge.

2017 Shenyang four-man show.

2017 Taiwan International Watercolour.

2017 Jiangsu Museum, Nanjing. group exhibition of KunQu Opera paintings.

2008-2018 Fabriano Museo Della Carta Biennale in Fabriano, six times competition judge and exhibitor. Awarded Honorary Citizenship of Fabriano.

2017/18 Cambridge Rivers Project/ Kings College, Including Chinese KunQu Opera and the Xu Zhimo Poetry Festival.

2021 June-Oct. Fabriano Museo Della Carta, Watercolour Biennale. One Man Show.


Kerry International, Hong Kong.

The World Bank. Freshfields, London.

Shurniak Art Gallery, Saskatchewan.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Xiling Seal Engravers Collection, Hangzhou. Tonglu Museum.

Qingdao Art Museum.


Series of paintings commemorating 150th anniversary, Standard Chartered Bank in China. Shanghai and Beijing.

Hargreaves Lansdown, Bristol.

Hong Kong Tourist Association.

Hutchison Whampoa.

China Traveller Magazine.

Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Watercolour for 100th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

The Queens Award as a student in 1965.

Subsequent awards with the Royal Watercolour Society, The Hunting Observer and Sunday Times Watercolour Competitions.


Cambridge Rivers Project Art Director. Dates: Visits with members of the Cambridge Rivers Project to Fuzhou, Jiangxi, and the birthplace of KunQu opera play right Tang Xianzu.

Researching for my current series of oil and watercolour paintings illustrating the story of The Peony Pavilion.

Residency In Cao Shan Buddhist Monastery, Jiangxi Province.

2017/18/19 Xu Zhimo Poetry and Arts Festival at Kings College. Art Director.

Kings College Chapel: Ceramic painting made in Jingdezhen, exhibited alongside work by leading Chinese Ceramic Painters.

Presentations of papers: ‘One Ting Leads To Another’ and ‘Misunderstanding As Communication”. Written reviews of Chinese Art exhibited at Kings College.

2020/21 President of Jury, Fabriano International Watercolour Biennale at The Fabriano Paper Museum.

2021 Thessaloniki International Watercolour Exhibition 2021 member of jury.