History of the Cornwall Watercolour Society


The Cornwall Watercolour Society was founded in 2005 by artist John Blight, who is based at The Camelford Gallery.

John had become aware that there was no organisation within the county of Cornwall for professional watercolour artists to meet up or arrange exhibitions of their paintings. Having previously been a member of the Sussex Watercolour Society, he suggested forming an association and, to provide a structure for this, to use the constitution of his former society.

The first Meeting was held at Camelford on 16 January 2005, which resulted in the election of ten founder members. The Society has developed and grown over the years, but four of the founder members remain active and still exhibit with the society: John Blight, Yvonne Dean, Mike Moss and Jacqueline Jarvis.

The Camelford Gallery