Guy has exhibited regularly in Australia since 1997 and his paintings have been selected for countless major shows and art prizes including the Waterhouse Natural History Prize,  The Blake Prize,  The Mosman Art Prize and the Salon des Refusés.  

Recently his watercolours have been on show in Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, and China.  

Prior to moving to Australia, Guy exhibited  in the UK and Europe and his paintings are held in many notable collections.


Guy Troughton


Guy Troughton is one of Australia’s most respected watercolour artists.  Best known for his beautiful bird, wildlife and landscape paintings, Guy’s work captures the spirit and essence of the natural world with a quiet intensity.  Imbued with mystery, his paintings have a calm, sometimes surreal quality to them. 

A fervent naturalist, Guy has travelled to many countries and spent countless hours seeking out his subjects in the wild.   He loves the challenge of painting  en plein-air (outdoors) where everything is unpredictable,  as well as in his studio.  

Guy promotes the medium of watercolour through the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI) and also teaches watercolour classes and workshops – sharing his passion and knowledge with others.   

Born in the UK, Guy moved to Australia in 1997 and currently lives near Manly in Sydney with his wife Ellie and their two sons.


Guy at Dyrham Park

 Selected group exhibitions

Australian Watercolour Institute2019 through 1999
John Copes Watercolour Prize2019 
X11 International Watercolour Biennale, Mexico2016 
Across the Water: China-Australia –  Modern Masters of Watercolour2014-2015 
Journeys West, Orange Regional Gallery 2014 
Tradition and Transformation, Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition2012
Grand Festival of Asian Watercolour Painting, Busan, Korea2010
1Xth Bienal Internacional de la Acuarela, Mexico2012, 2010
Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale2011, 2006
Mosman Art Prize2010, 2009, 2008, 2005
North Sydney Art Prize2011
Mortimer Prize2011, 2010
Blake Prize2006, 2005
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize2005
Salon des Refusés: the alternative
Archibald and Wynne Prize selection
2003, 2002
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, Melbourne2003-1999
The Royal West of England Academy1998
Tryon & Swann Gallery, London1996, 1995, 1994
Society of Wildlife Artists, London1996, 1994, 1990

Solo Exhibitions

Hidden Places, Creative Space, Northern Beaches, Sydney     2018 
Birds and Other Animals, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney     2016 
Australian Birds – Warringah Creative Space, Sydney     2013             
Washed Away – Bathers’ Pavillion, Sydney     2012
Up Close – Bird Paintings – Bathers’ Pavillion, Sydney     2010
Crossing the Line – Mary Place Gallery, Sydney     2008
Sand, Sea and Four Small Birds – Bathers’ Pavillion     2008
The Water’s Edge – Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral, Sydney     2006
The Shark Net – Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral, Sydney     2005
Leura Fine Arts, Blue Mountains     2004
House of Phillips Fine Art, Sydney     2002
Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney     1998             
Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney     1997             
Caroline J Spiers Gallery, (UK)     1993


Elected to The Australian Watercolour Institute1999
Elected to The Royal Art Society, NSW2019


The Massachusetts Audubon Society 
The National Trust, UK 
Fauna and Flora International
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