Tel:  0428320066       Email:       Post: P.O. Box 358, HOLLAND PARK, QLD. 4121 

Workshops and Classes




Ross Patterson

14 - 15 July  North side

16 - 17 July  South side

Ross is a passionate and dedicated teacher and is always in high demand for his popular and informative workshops. He is constantly requested to travel throughout Australia and overseas to teach and encourage willing artists.

He has been invited to participate in many group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas.

Acknowledged by his peers and art lovers alike, for his ability to produce award-winning works in Watercolour, Oil and Pastel, Ross has been described in Australian Artist Magazine - July, 2005, as 'one of Australia's great prize-winning all-rounders'

The Watercolour Society invites Ross to conduct workshops on a regular basis due to his popularity and teaching skills



Annette Raff

22 - 23 October - South side

For the past fifteen years Annette has been teaching watercolor painting and drawing and helping others discover this wonderful medium.  Annette’s paintings are displayed in private collections throughout Australia and Europe. She has won many awards and has contributed an eight page feature article in Australian Artist Magazine. She paints a variety of subject matter, her main focus being to capture the play of light and shadow, eliminating all unnecessary detail to reveal the essence of her subject.


For enquiries about any of these workshops, please phone Phil Cawthan on 3289 2175

or Email:


Watercolour classes on the
 north side.

 Tutor: Kevin Smith
Lavalla Centre,
58 Fernberg Road,

Classes begin on 23rd February, and runs for 6 weeks.


Watercolour classes on the
 south side.

Shirley Charlton has classes on the south side  in 2016.

Times: 9am to noon on Saturdays.
$150 members $180 non members 

Times to be advised

Shirley teaches beginners to intermediate levels.

She is an international artist and is a professional tutor, based in Brisbane, Australia.

Shirley's love for the sea and water comes through in her watercolours, while her figure painting show clean and vibrant strokes.

She has demonstrated and taught painting for many schools and institutions, including the USQ McGregor Schools, as well as the Watercolour Society of Queensland. Shirley has had articles on painting published in the Australian Artist Magazine and the Quest Magazine overseas.


Exhibitions and Galleries

Annual  Watercolour Exhibition



Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

Free entry. Pop up coffee shop  

4th-7th August
Thursday-Fri ...10am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm


Annual Exhibition   


          FIRST PRIZE:

         Artist: Tony Walker

   Rain Clouds Over Black Alley Rock


        Artist: Natasha Hodgson

              Tea Ceremony


          Artist: Anne Roberts


 Online Galleries
The Society's online Art Gallery exhibits paintings shown in past Queensland Watercolour Society Exhibitions.
The online Members' Gallery shows artworks of Society members who wish to display and sell their artwork.

A summer morning
Ruby Eaves

Facebook Page


On Facebook, search for Watercolour Society of Queensland Inc. and "Friend" our society.
You will receive updates and can comment as well.



Southside Casual Painting Group


Meets every first and third Thursday at

The Hub, 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi
from 9:00 am to 12:00 midday.

For more information about this group,
please contact Judy Gower on 0428 320 066


Members' News
Next General Meeting

10th July

Meeting 1.00pm

 Ashgrove Public Library,

87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove

The topic for a chance to win the $50 voucher  for this meeting is

"Street scape" .

Paintings must have been completed within the last 12 months to qualify.

The Office @ The Hub 

140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi Qld 4121

Opening Hours (Office and Library): every Thursday 10.00am - 2.00pm when
Secretary, Judy Gower and Librarian, Ross Smith will be present.

Also, the Library is open every third Saturday of the month 9.00am - 11.00am. Come and borrow/return books and DVD's and have a cuppa.

Painting Project

At each General Meeting a theme is agreed to, or a photo is distributed, and members undertake to paint this and display their work at the following General Meeting.

Become a member of the Watercolour Society of Queensland
 The Society extends a warm invitation to all people who enjoy the art of watercolour painting, to join us and take part in our events and activities.
Annual Membership: $55.00
For Subscription enquiries, please contact Judy Gower Ph: 04283

Painting Groups

Western Suburbs Painting Group (WSPG)

Meets every second Tuesday of the month in the Brookfield Showgrounds Art Pavilion.

Alternate Tuesdays, the group meets for Plein Air painting.

Contact Nev Logan on 33782541 or email:



Weekly Casual Painting Group at Chermside


Currently (2014), this group is unable to accept new members owing to the capacity of the venue. 

En Plein Air Group:


The next meeting

time and place to be decided.

 Contact Margaret - 3359 1648