Dennis Roxby Bott R.W.S.

From childhood Dennis wanted to be an artist. As a small boy, he was much more likely to be found drawing than playing with toys or footballs. His favourite things were pencil, paper and a watercolour paint box which he could use to mix his own colours.He is grateful that his childood was prior to the harsh colours and limited palette of the dreaded felt tip pen!

Throughout school his interest in painting and drawing increased and he went on to study at Colchester School of Art, then at Norwich School of Art where he studied Fine Art Painting.

He was elected an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1981 and a full member in 1983.


Photo of Roxby Bott painting

Dennis painting at Barnton Tunnel, on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Cheshire.

Architecture and the man made environment have been the inspiration for many of his paintings, subjects well suited to his keen eye for perspective and detail.

Dennis has had many exhibitions at galleries throughout England. He is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Watercolour Society spring and autumn exhibitions at the Bankside Gallery, London.

His work has been commissioned by the National Trust, the wardroom of the Royal Yacht Britannia and Sotheby's, as well as by many other clients. His paintings are widely represented in public and private collections including the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, Brighton Museum and Hove Museum. He has also been a prizewinner in the prestigious "Discerning Eye" exhibitions at the Mall Gallery, London.

Many paintings are available as greetings cards. They are also represented in numerous books about watercolour painting, and in the books of Oxford and Cambridge colleges by members of the Royal Watercolour Society.

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