Welcome To Guild of Waterway Artists

Who are the Guild?

The Guild is a group of like-minded artists, who have joined together to promote art about the waterways by exhibiting together and to offer each other mutual support and encouragement in their pursuit of excellence. 

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About the Guild of Waterway Artists

The Guild was founded during the 1980's by a group of artists who were also keen and knowledgeable waterway enthusiasts. Notable among them were Garth Allan, Brian Collings, Alan Firth and Harley Crossley. Their aim was to truthfully depict all aspects of Canals and Waterways in their art and to promote excellence in Waterway art.

We believe that to represent aspects of the waterways faithfully in art it is necessary to know and understand what we are depicting. We like our members to be interested and have some knowledge of the skills and history of the waterways.

All media are represented in the Guild, from pastel and watercolour to oils. enamels and acrylics and including printmaking and mixed media. We are a small, friendly and informal group which offers members an opportunity to normally exhibit together in several exhibitions each year. The Annual General Meeting is held at the end of the two days of our show at the Braunston Historic Boat Show in Northamptonshire. 

Members are expected to exhibit with us at least once each year and to look to expand the opportunities for further exhibitions for The Guild.