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Akash Bhatt RBA RWS

Akash Bhatt RBA RWS was born in Leicester in 1972 and studied at Loughborough College of Art, the University of Westminster and St Martin's School of Art.

Akash Bhatt RBA RWS is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Watercolour Society.

Akash has exhibited widely in many group exhibitions including The BP Portrait Award, The Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition and currently in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.
Bhatt’s work and process are informed by his sketchbooks and notebooks filled with notes and drawings from observations and drawings of everyday imagery and objects.


1991–92 Loughborough College of Art—Foundation Studies 
1993–96 University of Westminster 
1996–98 St Martins School of Art—Post Graduate Diploma


2015 1st Prize Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 
2010 London Lives 1st Prize Network Rail/Cass Arts/Bankside Gallery, London 
Penguin Prize, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 
2008 Elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists 
2007 Purchase Prize Discerning Eye Mall Galleries 
Winsor & Newton Painting Award RBA Mall Galleries 
2005 Regional Award Discerning Eye Mall Galleries 
2004 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Purchase Prize 
2002 The Villiers David Prize 
Third Prize, Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 
1999 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award 
BP Portrait Award Finalist, Commended 
1997 BP Travel Award

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Madhu, Beaux Arts Bath
2015 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath 
2013 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath 
2011 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath 
2010 Street Life Drawing, Beaux Arts Bath 
2009 Just Walk, Beaux Arts Bath 
2007 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath 
2006 New Paintings, Beaux Arts Bath 
Made in Cuba, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 
2003 PNG: The Big Payback, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 
2001 Indi-gestion, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 
1998 Out of Fiji, BP Travel Award, Touring Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland

Group Exhibitions

2020 Trinity Buoy Wharf drawing Prize Exhibition, Trowbridge, Dundee, London & Bournemouth
A Narrative, The Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
2019 Derwent Art Prize Exhibition, London
2017 RBA Mall Galleries, London 
2016 The Discerning Eye Prize Winners show, Temple, London 
2012–15 Sunday Times Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London 
2011 ROI Mall Galleries, London RBA Mall Galleries, London

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