LIVERPOOL
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 09 March
Georgian Quarter - 10am - 2 Hours
Nisali Siriwardene
Discover the art and grace of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner's workshop. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, immerse yourself in learning the essential techniques and the subtle nuances of color theory. Gain the confidence to mix paints like a pro and channel your new skills into creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Unlock the painter within and let your creativity flow in a supportive and inspiring setting. Join us for a journey into the world of watercolour, where every brushstroke brings you closer to mastering this timeless medium.
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£24      
Vibrant Horizons: Watercolour Landscapes Meetup

Vibrant Horizons: Watercolour Landscapes Meetup

Saturday 23 March
Georgian Quarter - 10am - 2 Hours
Nisali Siriwardene
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of watercolour landscapes with our upcoming meetup, Vibrant Horizons. This session offers participants a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of Liverpool's landscapes or iconic UK landmarks through the captivating medium of watercolour painting. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting your creative journey, our meetup promises an enriching experience where you can hone your skills, unleash your creativity, and capture the essence of breathtaking scenery on canvas. Join us for a memorable artistic adventure as we delve into the boundless possibilities of watercolour landscapes at the Vibrant Horizons meetup.
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 06 April
Georgian Quarter - 10am - 2 Hours
Nisali Siriwardene
Discover the art and grace of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner's workshop. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, immerse yourself in learning the essential techniques and the subtle nuances of color theory. Gain the confidence to mix paints like a pro and channel your new skills into creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Unlock the painter within and let your creativity flow in a supportive and inspiring setting. Join us for a journey into the world of watercolour, where every brushstroke brings you closer to mastering this timeless medium.
book now
£24      

Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup

Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup

Saturday 20 April
Liverpool Waterfront - 10am - 2 Hours
Nisali Siriwardene
Embark on a creative journey with our Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup, where participants are invited to take their artistic talents to the streets of Liverpool. This unique gathering promises an immersive experience as we venture outdoors to capture the vibrant energy of bustling streets, the intricate details of historic buildings, or the tranquil beauty of local parks. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just beginning your sketching endeavors, this meetup offers a dynamic opportunity to explore urban landscapes and hone your watercolour skills in a supportive and inspiring environment. Join us as we blend artistry with exploration, transforming cityscapes into vibrant masterpieces at the Watercolour Wanderlust: Urban Sketching Meetup.
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£24      
Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 04 May
Georgian Quarter - 10am - 2 Hours
Nisali Siriwardene
Discover the art and grace of watercolour painting with our intimate beginner's workshop. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, immerse yourself in learning the essential techniques and the subtle nuances of color theory. Gain the confidence to mix paints like a pro and channel your new skills into creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Unlock the painter within and let your creativity flow in a supportive and inspiring setting. Join us for a journey into the world of watercolour, where every brushstroke brings you closer to mastering this timeless medium.
book now
£24      
Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Saturday 18 May
William Brown St - 10am - 2 Hours
Nisali Siriwardene
Join us for the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup, where you delve into the timeless art of still life painting. This gathering offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and intricacies of everyday objects through the captivating medium of watercolour. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just beginning your artistic journey, our meetup provides a supportive and enriching environment to hone your skills and unleash your creativity. Through careful observation and skillful brushwork, participants will learn to breathe life into ordinary subjects, transforming them into vibrant and evocative works of art. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, capturing the essence of life in every brushstroke at the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup.

Participants are encouraged to bring along an item of their choice, or we can collectively select a common theme such as kitchen items, flowers, or traditional objects for our still life painting session.
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£24      

ABOUT LIVERPOOL
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Liverpool Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
ARTISTS
Nisali Siriwardene
Nisali Siriwardene has a background in architecture; she graduated from Liverpool John Moores with a first-class degree and the best overall performance award for the BSc Honours in Architecture 2022. Now she is pursuing her master 2019s degree in architecture. Painting, however, has always been her passion. She started her artistic career professionally in 2016, and even though she studied Western music and physical science in school, she showed extraordinary talent in art. Nisali is a self-taught artist; she started her artistic journey with acrylics and oil paints and developed her skills and techniques to a broader level with her techniques and practice. She explored her creative journey to greater depths using more mediums such as markers, coloured pencils, and watercolours. Her expressions and sensitivity are always carried with colours; she brightly looks at the world; the hues, light, and shadows create stories of her life. She developed her skills, basics, and techniques by joining an art academy in her home country, Sri Lanka. With their expertise, she was able to conduct her workshops not only for youngsters but also for university students and adults.
Over the years, she has devoted herself to mastering the intricacies of a wide range of artistic mediums. The fluid grace of watercolours allows her to capture the ephemeral beauty of moments; the fast, quick dry medium encourages her to sketch while travelling; and she can easily carry the small set of equipment to work at any time. She delved into the nuanced world of freehand portrait sketching, where the human face becomes a canvas for exploring emotions, expressions, and the essence of each subject. The natural world has always been a profound source of inspiration for her. Through her landscape paintings, she endeavours to capture and convey the serenity and grandeur of our environment. From the towering majesty of mountains to the tranquil shores of lakes and beautiful beaches, her work invites viewers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of our planet. Her background in architecture has endowed her with a unique perspective, particularly evident in her ability to create perspective drawings. She brings architectural visions to life through the convergence of lines and angles, crafting a sense of depth and dimension.

Nisali Siriwardene is available for private bookings

Available most weekends, Fridays and Tuesdays.
Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, and events.

PHOTOS
Liverpool Watercolour Group
2024-02-25
Title or Location: Monica
I did this painting to work on flesh tones and shades. Because I?m new to watercolour it?s more difficult than acrylics
Credit: Tomsk

Liverpool Watercolour Group
2024-02-05
Title or Location: Cool Genius
Jimi Hendrix, one of the world?s greatest guitarists. Another victim to the scourge of drugs! &128532
Credit: Tom Wood
Liverpool Watercolour Group
2024-01-25
Title or Location: The Charles Bridge, Prague
A favourite destination for myself and friends. The bridge is one of six that fords the river but the only one to be peopled by street entertainers day and night. It was also the location for some of the filming for Mission Impossible
Credit: Tom Wood

Liverpool Watercolour Group
2024-01-24
Title or Location: Somewhere in Devon
The winter is keeping me indoors, so I raided the photo albums from 2010 to find this one . Pens and watercolour
Credit: David Worthington&8311

Liverpool Watercolour Group
2024-01-24
Title or Location: Falmouth in colour
Painted from a photograph taken on holiday last year. I loved the leading way the street has. I decided to take inspiration from 1950s holiday posters keeping colours blocked and vibrant. I used Derwent inktense watercolours.
Credit: Sharron Fidler
Liverpool Watercolour Group
2024-01-24
Title or Location: Beech House Slack lane Westhoughton
Bockingbird paper...straight watercolour...pooled water and stipple brush for trees ...almost dry stippling to Finish.
Credit: David latham

Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: The Valley Beyond
I almost threw this away. Sometimes I have a hard time "pushing through" a painting that I am doing. I'm tempted to stop and say "this is not good, I won't finish it, it's awful". I painted the sky background a year ago and the painting just sat in a corner. One day I decided to just "play" with this piece of paper and I loved what happened! Quite often I find that I need to let my artwork just cook in a corner. Every once in a while I surprise myself!
Credit: Kathy Butts
Tucson Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Los Sue?os Sonoran
I use my small watercolor kit to document the places I experience while traveling and working on tje road. I was able to spend most of the winter in Arizona, spending time in the unique Sonoran desert. Where each saguaro cacti has its own personality within the Sonoran's surreal landscape.
Credit: Hannah E Ryan
Instagram: @eddied_out
Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Lone Oak
After I had joint replacement surgery on my left thumb, my dominant hand, I still wanted to paint. I thought that I'd just play with color using my right hand to wield the brush. To my amazement, I painted with more spontaneity and with a looseness I've been trying to achieve before. Maybe I'm ambidextrous and have only just discovered it (I'm 76).
Credit: Linda R Bahai

Sacramento Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location:
Inspired by the beautiful sunny shores of San Diego, CA. I love hiking the trails to easy my mind and rejuvenate. May one find a place to R&R. Watercolor, cold press paper 18 x 24.
Credit: Diana Kim
Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Twilight in Penarth
I used to live in Penarth, and find it an interesting town by the sea, with lovely shopping, eclectic coffee shops, parks, and of course the wonderful pier. I am also fascinated by the wonderful lamps in Britain and beyond, their history and intricate designs. Hence this lovely lamp, taken from its neighbours, to stand proud and alone, but with the outline of the pier behind to illustrate its context of Penarth.
Credit: Lynne Hopkins
Instagram: @lynhopart
Nashville Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Mill House Cabin
A friend owns several cabins in West Virginia. This is one of them. I gave her the painting.
Credit: Steve Wheeler

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