James Fletcher

James Fletcher-Watson is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of British Artists. He exhibits widely in Britain, France, Australia and the US, holds regular exhibitions in his studio in the Cotswolds and is the author of several highly popular books.


Magic of Watercolour: James Fletcher-Watson

James is one of the leading landscape watercolour artists in the UK who is passionate about pure watercolour. Here he paints in the Cotswolds at different times of the year, from a simple view of a tree and hedgerow to autumn trees, a barn and an old mill. He also includes studio demonstrations in colour mixing, architectural details and painting snow.

Duration: 60 mins




Outdoor Painting: James Fletcher-Watson

James shows us the versatility of watercolour and how to capture the freshness and immediacy of a scene by painting out of doors in some of his favourite scenery. Starting with a painting of the wide open skies and flat landscape of Norfolk he travels to the mountains and valleys of the Lake District to paint a wonderful example of aerial perspective and then on to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to paint buildings, streams and trees.

Duration: 60 mins




Painting from Sketches: James Fletcher-Watson

James always carries a sketchbook in his pocket and has amassed a wonderful collection of sketches over the years. Working in his studio, James shows us how to paint watercolour landscapes from them. He selects views of the Lake District and the Windrush river and gives detailed instruction on how to paint the main elements of a landscape: skies, clouds, mountains, trees, buildings, water and reflections.

Duration: 60 mins