Welcome to this the SPWMO Blog and thank you for having the faith in me to pay to become members of something that didn’t exist and was just an idea in my head and notes on my notepad until last night February 27th 2020. You the ‘Founder Members’ have played a big part in this exciting project which has the potential to become truly global!
I need to thank Jamie of IOW Computer Geek who designed and built the website and the society logo. The last 36 hours has no doubt been a patience testing time for him as he guides a steam powered artist through the mazes of modern technology.
I also need to thank these my professional colleagues, students, friends and manufacturers for their encouragement and support for my plans to create the society…
Charlotte Capon and Gaelle Carbonniel of Winsor and Newton who I have had a professional relationship with since 1998 when they launched the first water mixable oils onto the market and who, today, I work even more closely with.
Ingrid Lyons, Editor of ‘Leisure Painter’ magazine for who I write articles with step by step guides.
Jane Stroud, Editor of ‘The Artist’ magazine, the ‘Leisure Painter’s sister publication.
Lori McNee a well known, American professional member who resides in northern Idaho and kindly put me in touch with…
Kyle Richardson and Jeffrey Olson of Royal Talens (North America).
Rosemary Thompson of the Rosemary Brush Company some of the worlds best brushes!
My friends and fellow professional artists…
Tony Westmore who I love to go out painting ‘en plein-aire’ with; Lori McNee; Maria Wakely who has painted with me in France; Judith Yates who I ran into while painting in France ; Anne Toase who took over from me this year for the HF short Holidays; Michael Street and Christine Lashley who I met on-line.
My long-time friends and students…
John Meredith; Gillian Nye; Gillian Allard; Sarah Munro; Bob Hussey; Neil Barton; Jan Shepperson; Simonne Mason; Elaine Barr; Linda Marques; Mike and Sue Lane; Jenni Roberts; Ann Greenhill; Pat Dibsdale; and Tony Matthews.
Thank you all! You are the ‘Founder Members’ of the ‘Society of Painters in Water Mixable Oils’.
Keep an eye open on the other pages of the website, especially the competition page, for a vast amount of information which I will gradually upload on the site for your interest!
Murray William Cole Ince (founder).