Salliann Putman

Salliann Putman

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  • Salliann Putman - Exhibit 01
  • Salliann Putman - Exhibit 02
  • Salliann Putman - Exhibit 03


Group Memberships

  • Elected an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (1997)
  • Elected a fellow of the Royal Watercolour Society (1999)
  • Elected a member of the New English Art Club (1999)
  • Elected to the Small Paintings Group (2009)


Studied Fine Art at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, obtaining an honours degree (1988 -1993)

Teaching Experience

From 1984 onwards has run painting courses at a number of venues and since 1998 has run a number of courses for the Royal Watercolour Society.


  • Has exhibited widely in this country and in the USA
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Royal Watercolour Society
  • New English Art Club


  • Pastel Society – Willi Hoffman Guth Award (1989)
  • Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition – Chris Beetles Award (1990)
  • The Royal Watercolour Society Award – Open Exhibition (1993)
  • Chelsea – Green and Stone Award (2003)
  • NEAC – Alresford Gallery Award (2006)

About my Work

Subject matter in my work is far less important to me than the abstract qualities of the painting itself. I am preoccupied with space, form, colour and mark. The inspiration for the work may come from any visual or emotional experience, and memory and imagination may play their part in the creative process. I do not have a preconceived idea of how the finished painting will look. As soon as I make a mark, or place a colour,  then the painting has its own life and makes its own demands. It is my concern as a painter to respond to these demands.

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