An Exhibition of Pictures by Past and Present Members of the RI

Lincoln Joyce awarded two prizes at the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour  (RI) each year. The F Donald Blake Award and the Rowland Hilder Award

Not all pictures in this exhibition are watercolours

Flooded Field watercolour 11 x 15 inches
Flooded Field watercolour 11 x 15 inches

Rowland Hilder OBE PPRI, RSMA

(1905 - 1993)

Rowland Hilder was a landscape and marine painter. Born on 28th June 1905 at Greatneck, Long Island, USA of British parents and was educated in Morriston, New Jersey. Settled in England and studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art under E J Sullivan 1922-25.Exhibited at the Royal Academy and leading London Galleries and is represented in several public collections at home and abroad. Elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colours in 1938. He was a member of the Wapping Group of Artists.


 Illustrated a number of books including Moby Dick 1926, Treasure Island 1930, Precious Bane 1930, Horseplay 1946, The Shell Guide to Flowers of the Countryside. He lived in London for many years.

Boats in Harbour w  19 x 14 ins
Frederick Donald Blake RI, RSMA, NEAC 1908 - 1997

Boats in Harbour w  19 x 14 ins

watercolour                                                                   19 x 14  inches 


Lincoln Cathedral oil 24 x 36 inches
Lincoln Cathedral oil 24 x 36 inches

Donald Blake RI RSMA NEAC 1908- 1997
Donald was born in
Greenock, Renfrewshire in Scotland on 7th June 1908At the age of two his parents moved to London. When he was 13 years old he attended the Camberwell School of Arts and Craft. His father funded these studies for 18 months and at the age of 15 he went into a building trade drawing office where he was engaged as an architectural draftsman. During that time he studied 3 nights a week for 10 years at Goldsmiths College and Brixton School of Building. He eventually became the head of this drawing office. He worked on Swimming baths, Pub fronts and Cinemas.

By the early 1960’s he had earned a considerable reputation as an artist.

In the 60’s he gave up working to become a full time painter. He was elected RI, RSMA, NEAC and became President of the Wapping Group of Artists. He was a Member of the London Sketch Club and Chelsea Arts Club. Donald was the President of the London Sketching Club twice from 1944 to 45 and 1979 to 80 and was made a Life Member of the club. “As with most societies, the work of keeping the London Sketch Club going rests on just one or two shoulders, in the seventies these shoulders belonged to John Seabrook and Donald Blake who between them put in a fearful amount of time and effort



Cathedral oil 24 x 12 inches
Cathedral oil 24 x 12 inches

Donald Bosher RI PS 1912 - 1977 was born in Leicester and attended LeicesterArt College as a teenager. He was apprenticed to a printer and bookbinder. He painted in watercolour, pastel and oils. He served in the RAF in World War II. He painted landscapes of Leicester and Norfolk and was particularly taken with the Norfolk skyline and clouds. He was influenced by Constable, Sickert  and Seago. He worked in mental health as an occupational therapist for many years. A lifetime member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Pastel Society. There are examples of his work in UK, US Australia and New Zealand.

This work shows the Meadow Brook which is also known as The Morsey.


Donald contributed to “The Artist” magazine in 1964 

Donald  Bosher RI
Willow Brook (The Morsey)  Leicester 

oil                                                               9  x 11  inches 


Arthur John Trevor Briscoe RE RI


Born in Birkenhead Briscoe studied art at Slade School of Art and exhibited at Fine Art Society, Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and many more.


No British Artist has celebrated the world of the sailing ship with more understanding than Arthur Briscoe. Briscoe portrayed not just sailing vessels and the sea itself but, in particular, he delighted in portraying seafaring men whilst at work. Briscoe had the ability to convey the motion of the sea itself and the varied effects of light and shade with extraordinary economy of line. He lived in London before moving to the east coast where he lived in Suffolk, Colchester and Maldon in Essex

Arthur Briscoe RE 1873 - 1943

Fishing Boats Ramsgate Harbour 

watercolour                                                                    9 x 13  inches 


Wilfred Moody Fryer RI SMA

(1891 – 1968)

Tramps Road 

watercolour                                                                    12 x 16  inches 


Wilfred Moody Fryer RI SMA

(1891 – 1968)

Preparation Bembridge Harbour IOW 

watercolour                                                                    14 x 18  inches 

Harbour Conversation watercolour 11 x 14 inches
Harbour Conversation watercolour 11 x 14 inches

Wilfred Moody Fryer RI SMA

(1891 – 1968)


Wilfred Moody Fryer was born at Marylebone on 4th April 1891. At the age of fifteen he secured a place in the Bradford School of Art where his draughtsmanship and sense of colour quickly attracted attention. At eighteen he was chosen from among his fellow students to fill the post of apprentice in the Art Department of a Bradford firm of printers, where he spent five happy and extremely formative years. In 1914 at the age of twenty three he married and bought his wife Elsie to live in Parkview Road Croydon. For some ten years he worked in the advertising world in London tackling wide variety of subjects in almost every medium, an experience which gave him his remarkable versatility. In 1933 he became a free-lance commercial artists and was able to devote more time to painting subjects of his own choosing. His figure drawing was outstandingly good and when he painted to please himself he loved to introduce figures into his landscapes and seascapes. Some three to four years later he joined the Croydon Art Society and soon became well known in the Croydon district. Shortly after the second world war he became a founder member of the Society of Marine Artists – (later to become the Royal Society of Marine Artists) – and a founder member also of the Wapping Group of Artists A few years later he was elected a member of both the Langham Sketch Club and the London Sketch Club and in 1960 he was made a member of the Royal Institute of Painter in Watercolour. His pictures have been shown in every major exhibition in London , including, in addition to his regular contributions to the RSMA and the RI, The Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artist. Britain in Watercolour and the Olympia Boat Shows, and have been shown widely in Europe and America. His work reflected his own character exactly – friendly, honest, wholly sincere and completely free from any gimmickry. He was Chairman of the Langham Sketch Club and  President of the Wapping Group from 1961 – 1968.

Reminiscing watercolour  12 x 16.5 inches
Reminiscing watercolour 12 x 16.5 inches

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