Paint Out Norwich 2022

Paintings created at Paint Out Norwich 2022

Paint Out Norwich took place 27-30 October. 15 plein air artists explored Norwich’s medieval views by night and morning/late light.

More paintings will be added below ASAP. If a painting you are interested in is not online yet that you may have seen at the exhibition or being painted then please contact info@paintout.org 07432 608015 to enquire about availability and purchase.

Paint Out Norfolk 2022

Paintings created at Paint Out Norfolk 2022

Paint Out Norfolk is taking place 15-22 July. 90+ plein air artists touring city, coast and countryside, as well as historical Norwich School of Painters locations. The artists explored the North and East coasts, Norwich, Broads, Blickling & Wolterton Halls, Gooderstone Water Gardens, boatyards, and a life art model. Eight painting days in the summer sun!

Paintings will be added below during and after the event or visit the art exhibition in person until 24th July 2022. If a painting you are interested in is not online yet and the exhibition is closed then please contact info@paintout.org 07432 608015 to enquire about availability and purchase.

Paint Out Ludham 2022

Paintings created at Paint Out Ludham 2022

Paint Out Ludham took place 26 June. Ten plein air artists explored a quintessential Broads village with thatch, boats, lanes, classic cars and wherries, and 16 open gardens. It was also an opportunity to support Norfolk heritage and historic church preservation as we were based at St Catherine’s Church, built on an 11th-century site. This was the place where the artist Edward Seago chose to live in his Grade II listed Dutch House. Across his life, he painted from Italy to Morocco, Anglesey to Portugal, the Second World War to the Coronation, but Norfolk was his love from Ludham to Great Yarmouth and more local sites. Kieron Williamson, the teenage artist known as the “mini Monet”, was inspired by this area of Norfolk. He still lives and paints locally in Ludham.

Paintings will be added below during and after the event. If a painting you are interested in is not online yet and the exhibition is closed then please contact info@paintout.org 07432 608015 to enquire about availability and purchase.

Paint Out Norfolk 2021

Paintings created at Paint Out Norfolk 2021

Paint Out Norfolk took place 16-23 July. 70+ plein air artists touring city, coast and countryside, as well as historical John Crome painting spots. The artists explored the North-West and East coasts, Norwich, Broads, Gunton Park, Gooderstone Water Gardens, classic cars, boatyard, allotments, and a cemetery. Eight painting days in the summer sun!

Paintings will be added below during and after the event or visit the art exhibition in person until 24th July 2021. If a painting you are interested in is not online yet and the exhibition is closed then please contact info@paintout.org 07432 608015 to enquire about availability and purchase.

Paint Out Norfolk 2020

Paintings created at Paint Out Norfolk 2020

Paint Out Norfolk took place 16-23 July. 50+ plein air artists touring coast and countryside safely and respecting Covid social distancing. The artists explored South Norfolk’s river Yare, North and East Norfolk’s beaches and Broads, Norfolk and Norwich’s green spaces. Eight painting days in the summer sun!

Paintings will be added below during and after the event or visit the art exhibition in person until 23rd July 2020. If a painting you are interested in is not online yet and the exhibition is closed then please contact katy@paintout.org 07432 608015 to enquire about availability and purchase.

 

Paint Out Cambridge 2019 Artist Awards & Prizewinning Paintings

Judge James Horton and James Colman presenting Watercolour and Mixed Media winner Susanna Field with her first prize

The inaugural Paint Out Cambridge took place this week and saw over 140 paintings created, each in under 3 hours, across the days and early evenings of 13-15 May. Some 30 plein air artists took to the streets of Cambridge painting its classic colleges, beautiful bridges, meandering River Cam and idyllic meadows with cows, geese and swans, the bustling Market Square, canal boats, punts and of course, bicycles, everywhere.

Andrew Horrod with his First Prize in Acrylics painting of Portugal Street at Paint Out Cambrideg 2019
Andrew Horrod with his First Prize in Acrylics painting of Portugal Street at Paint Out Cambridge

The successful outdoor art event, run in Norfolk since 2014, finally arrived in Cambridge – aided by partnering with Cheffins Fine Art, whose head of paintings, Sarah Flynn, acted as one of the event judges.

Cass Art donated art vouchers for all participants and the three category winners took home £350 each as well as a box of Cass Art supplies. Artist Robert Nelmes won in Oils, Andrew Horrod in Acrylics, and Susanna Field in Watercolours and Mixed Media.

Artist Sarah Allbrook winning a judge's commendation at Paint Out Cambridge 2019
Artist Sarah Allbrook winning a judge’s commendation at Paint Out Cambridge 2019

Judge’s honourable mentions and £100 each went to Stephen Johnston, David Wood, and Sarah Allbrook who also sold 5 paintings at the Private View. Dan Llywelyn Hall was noted in dispatches for his imaginative artworks and titling, and the Spirit of Cambridge and £100 went to Alice Thomson for the energy and vibrancy of her illustrative works which also sold well. The paintings were shown at Cheffins Fine Art on Clifton Road until 17 May and a number will be available online at Paint Out Cambridge 2019 gallery.

The artists painted around Cambridge at some of the many locations on this map, taking in ‘town and gown’, the city market and spires, colleges, and countryside on your doorstep that exists along the Backs, greens, ‘pieces’, meadows and fens.

James Colman presenting First Prize in Oils to artist Robert Nelmes
James Colman presenting First Prize in Oils to Robert Nelmes

The winning paintings featured Gonville and Caius College (Robert Nelmes), twilight on King’s Parade (Susanna Field), and Portugal Street from Jesus Green (Andrew Horrod).

The judges were allowed their own personal commendations with London artist Alice Hall choosing Stephen Johnston’s ‘View from the Master’s Garden’ at Trinity looking towards Kitchen Bridge, St John’s College. Local artist and writer James Horton selected local Cambridge artist David Wood’s classic watercolour of Westcott House on Jesus Lane. Head of paintings at Cheffins Fine Art, Sarah Flynn – who also judged at the long-running Paint Out Norwich competition last year, chose Cambridge-based artist Sarah Allbrook’s view south on the River Cam from Garret Hostel Bridge.

Artist Alice Thomson being presented with the Spirit of Cambridge Prize at POC2019
Artist Alice Thomson being presented with the Spirit of Cambridge Prize at POC2019

The Spirit of Cambridge award won by Girton-based artist Alice Thomson featured Magdalene Bridge with its punts, bicycles and the views towards Magdalene College and St Giles (Parish of the Ascension) on the slight hill on the horizon – our hospitable hub for the week of painting.

Paint Out is grateful for the packed turnout at the Private View on Thursday 16 May and warm welcome received in the city of Cambridge, particularly from the council when our artists were massed around the Market on Wednesday. Hopefully, Paint Out Cambridge 2019 will just be our first foray into this fascinating city and see us return, perhaps next year.

We have other art events beginning 26 May through to October scheduled in Norfolk historic gardens, at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and at the Holt Festival. Artists can enter any or all of these to continue to push and present their plein air practice to interested art lovers with a growing interest in and respect of the plein air painting tradition.

Paint Out Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 2018

Paintings created at Paint Out Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 2018

Paint Out Great Yarmouth took place in the historic Norfolk coastal town on 1 September 2018. Yarmouth has featured in historic paintings and its history in art was portrayed during ‘Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman‘ which explored the identity of Great Yarmouth and its surrounding landscape through the artwork it has inspired. J.M.W Turner and John Constable, Norwich School of painters such as Joseph Stannard, John Sell Cotman and John Crome were all drawn to paint here.

 

Paint Out Royal Norfolk Show 2017 Art Gallery

Paintings created at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017

Paint Out 2017 saw an en plein air invitational event at the Royal Norfolk Show. Fifteen hardy artists painted all the colour and character of the UK’s largest two-day agricultural event amidst torrential downpours and mud to rival Glastonbury! From fairground to farriers, and pigs to poultry, there was plenty to paint. Our artists were positioned around the Norfolk Showground site, returning their wet artworks every few hours to our tent for a live art auction on the first day, and continually refreshed rolling exhibition over both days.

Paint Out Sudbury 2018 Art Gallery

Paintings created at Paint Out Sudbury, Suffolk 2018

A baker’s dozen of plein air artists took to the historic wool town of Sudbury, Suffolk, on 30 June 2018. Birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough with its snaking River Stour, water meadows, Saturday market, St Peter’s Church, Gainsborough’s garden, Valley Trail, and some 247 Heritage Listed buildings, it was a veritable treasure trove of idyllic painting locations on one of the hottest days of the year.