I started painting when I was 14, and sent on a French exchange to the alps and the Beaujolais region in France. Like all children, I had a paintbox. My mother asked what I would do while my "exchange" was doing his devoirs every morning. She suggested I should take my paints with me. So I painted local views with my watercolours every morning.
After that, my painting career never looked back. I have painted all over the world, as you will see, revelling in local colour, particularly in hotter climates, where the sun can be relied on - same light at the same time every day.
The effects of atmosphere, temperature and light are my special interest, – particularly back-lit subjects using rich colour and interesting reflected lights in the shadows to make the picture sing. To many people, pure watercolour is the most beautiful and expressive of painting media – translucent , infinitely subtle, luminous… Perfect for capturing the fleeting qualities of atmosphere, temperature and light.In watercolour, rich, deep shadows are developed by drawing with a very wet brush, dipped in colours straight from the tube, washed into each other. I developed this technique while painting the temples of Angkhor, needing to work fast to capture the fast-changing light.
2014: Rountree Tryon, Watercolours of Burma and Thailand
2007, 2004, 2001, 1998: Ebury Galleries, Ebury Street, London SW1
2006: Frost & Reed, London SW1
1996: Dragon Design, Blenheim Crescent, London W11
2016 Rountree Tryon, Watercolours of Florence
2016/17/18 Mount House Gallery, Marlborough
2012 Hollywood Road Gallery, Chelsea: OE Art Society
Royal Watercolour Society: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1996
New English Art Club: 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001
Singer & Friedlander competition: 2003, 2001
Woodhay Gallery, Newbury: 1999 - 2005
Cedar House Gallery, Ripley: 2002, 2003
W.H.Patterson, Albemarle Street, London W1: Venice in Peril Exhibition, 2000 - 2007
Christmas Exhibition, 2000 - 2005
Country house portraits in Hampshire and Sussex
2002: A series of six London views for three different patrons
1999, 2001: France: A series of "portraits" of châteaux in Sologne and Provence
2001: "Evocations of Jaisalmer"
1998 - 2001: Berkshire and Wiltshire: Country house and Church "portraits"
1997: London - A series of interiors for 3 different patrons
Pictures in private collections in UK, France, USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy and Turkey
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2007, 2006, 2005: Artist Magazine
Slade School of Art - Summer School
Royal Watercolour Society
New English Drawing School