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Paint Out Norfolk 2022

Artist Kate Gabriel, Paint Out Hub Red Ropes, Whitlingham, Oil, 10x12in, £275. Paint Out Norfolk 2020
Artist Kate Gabriel, Paint Out Hub: Red Ropes, Whitlingham, Oil, 10x12in

Paint Out Norfolk takes place 15-24 July. 90+ plein air artists touring city and towns, coast and countryside. Eight painting days in the summer sun! The rolling exhibition of around 100 fresh artworks will be on display each day and 200+ on the final day drawn from 600+ created during the week. Please RSVP to the Private View & Awards or Exhibition below.

Exhibition Location

Large open-sided marquee next to Flint Barn Café, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TR. Food & drinks vendors some evenings.

Check out our Google Map of where we are painting around Norfolk each day (this will be updated live with any changes).

Opening Times

16th-21st July 9-11am & 5-8pm (and at other times if the main Marquee is open)

22nd July 6-8pm (Private View & Awards – RSVP below to confirm attendance)

23rd July 9-8pm 

24th July 9-4pm (we will be taking down the exhibition from 4pm but will be on-site for collections)


James Colman packages a sold artwork in the posh paintout takeaway pizza box. Photo by Katy Jon Went
James Colman packages a sold artwork in the fresh art flatpack pizza box. 

Purchased paintings can be collected from 7pm on the 22nd, through the weekend and afterward by arrangement. 

If you’ve seen a painting you are interested in please visit the event online gallery or contact info@paintout.org 07432 608015 / 07808 970429 to purchase


We supported MIND in 2020 raising £1000 and in 2021 we raised £1650 for Young Norfolk Arts which “provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with creativity and culture across Norfolk.”. 2022’s charity is towards Ukraine relief.

Exhibition, Private View & Awards RSVP

This year the judges are Head Curator of the National Trust & Design History Society Chair Dr Sally-Anne Huxtable, critic and curator Hugh Pilkington and artist Michael Richardson

Or call 07432 608015


Paint Out Norfolk 2022 Gallery  Paint Out Norfolk 2021 Gallery  Paint Out Norfolk 2020 Gallery  

Artist Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson painting an artist painting Tombland public paint out. Photo © Katy Jon Went
Michael Richardson painting an artist painting Tombland public paint out.

Michael Richardson was educated at Ipswich College of Art and later in Paris. His work has been exhibited in the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours’ shows at the Mall Galleries and at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Michael is a member of the Wapping Group of Artists (probably the oldest outdoor painting society in the UK), The Chelsea Art Society, and council member of the United Society of Artists. He is also a founder member of the Brass Monkeys Art Society, a hardcore group of winter outdoor painters.

He won the inaugural Paint Out Norwich Nocturne Prize in 2015 and was runner-up in 2016. He regularly delivers oil painting and nocturne workshops during Paint Out events. At Wells-next-the-Sea in 2017, Michael was a guest artist, demonstrator, and prize judge for Paint Out Wells.

Paint Out Awards

Paint Out Norwich – Nocturne Second Prize (2016)
Paint Out Norwich – Nocturne First Prize (2015)