The Nordic Watercolour Society was formed in 1989 and began with a question. What if there was a watercolor museum where artists and the public could meet? In the year 2000, the Nordic Water Colour Museum opened on the waterfront in Skärhamn on Tjörn, designed by the two Danish architects Niels Bruun and Henrik Corfitsen. The museum has played an important role to upgrade watercolor painting as an art form in the eye of the public, by showing artists from all around the world. The museum restaurant is called Vatten (water), serves delicious fish and seafood and has a splendid view over the water and cliffs. The small cubicle houses you see across the bay are the five artist studios that belong to the museum, where artists are invited to work.