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.

Exhibition

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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)

Sales

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

Charity

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  

Paint Out Gardens Elsing Hall Art Gallery

Artist Stephen Johnston painting plein air at Paint Out Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk

Elsing Hall Gardens was visited on 16 Jun & 15 Sep 2019 one of seven days painting in six of Norfolk’s great gardens, and this grade I listed rural home has been described as “one of the hidden treasures of East Anglia”. The 20-acre estate of the fifteenth-century house and medieval moat near Dereham was previously recorded in nineteenth-century watercolour paintings by Rev James Bulwer now held in the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. In June, the roses were in full bloom but throughout the year the gardens have views around every twist of moat and turn of corner.

Artist Eleanor Alison painting plein air at Paint Out Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk
Artist Eleanor Alison painting plein air at Paint Out Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk

The romantic gardens were established over 30 years ago under the direction of Shirley Cargill and have constantly developed ever since in terms of both restoration and innovation. There is a historic hydraulic ram pump that was installed almost 200 years ago and is still housed in its original underground brick pump house accessed by a spiral stairway.

Many other interesting features include the probably unique gingko avenue, the rapidly maturing pinetum, the formal Osprey Garden, the flowing planting around the moat, and densely planted with Lonicera Nitida viewing mound with a spiral path taking one slowly to the summit.

Paint Out Elsing Hall Art Gallery

Paint Out Norwich Plantation Garden

Artist Eleanor Alison painting plein air at Hunworth Hall Paint Out Norfolk Gardens 2019

Ahead of our autumn exhibition 17-27 October in the Norwich Cathedral Hostry our last of seven paint outs in six gardens is on 15 Oct 2019 at Norwich’s Victorian-style gothic Plantation Garden.

Norwich Plantation Garden
Norwich Plantation Garden

The “Gothic” fountain is unique and fancy bricks from a local manufacturer were used to create medieval style walls, ruins and follies. Within less than 3 acres, Henry Trevor established a gentleman’s residence and garden that reflected in miniature the grand country houses of the Victorian period including terraces with balustrades, rockworks, a Palm House, and a rustic bridge.

“3-acre Victorian town garden created 1856-97 in former medieval chalk quarry. Remarkable architectural features include a 60ft Italianate terrace, unique 30ft Gothic fountain, newly re-built Gothic alcove, restored rustic bridge and summerhouse. Surrounded by mature trees. Beautifully tranquil atmosphere. The Plantation Garden is a grade II English Heritage registered garden established 143 years ago in an abandoned chalk quarry some 600 yards from the city centre. It comprises nearly 3 acres in all, and includes, a huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ terrace wall, woodland walkways and rustic bridge. There are many hidden and unique features to this idiosyncratic garden, making it a haven of peace and tranquility, and a glimpse into a bygone age.” – Head Gardener

 

Paint Out Norfolk Gardens

Each of the events can be entered individually or as a series. The dates and locations of the Paint Out Gardens series are:

Stody Lodge Gardens (26 May)
Elsing Hall Gardens (16 Jun & 15 Sep)
Houghton Hall walled garden (14 Sep)
Hunworth Hall garden (5 Oct)
Norwich Bishop’s Gardens (14 Oct)
Norwich Plantation Garden (15 Oct)

The finished artworks will be shown and available for sale at the eleven-day art exhibition during the October Hostry Festival in Norwich.

Paint Out Norwich Bishop’s Gardens

Artist Eleanor Alison painting plein air at Hunworth Hall Paint Out Norfolk Gardens 2019

Fittingly, for our autumn exhibition 17-27 October in the Norwich Cathedral Hostry we are also painting the Norwich Bishop’s Gardens on 14 Oct 2019. Norwich Bishop’s House Gardens

The Bishop’s Garden is a historic private four-acre formal city centre garden that has belonged to the Bishops of Norwich for over 900 years and includes 14th-century ruins. The general form of the garden was laid down at least 300 years ago and includes many hidden and historic delights.

“The garden has many hidden delights for visitors such as the large traditional herbaceous borders, a small woodland walk, boxed rose beds, a long shade border with hostas, meconopsis and tree ferns. Also a large wild grass labyrinth, extensive shrubberies containing many rare and unusual plants, among these being a Hebe planted from a sprig taken from Queen Victoria’s wedding bouquet in 1840. There is an organic kitchen garden, bamboo walk…and the garden continues to evolve with new plants and features being introduced year by year.”

 

Paint Out Norfolk Gardens

Each of the events can be entered individually or as a series. The dates and locations of the Paint Out Gardens series are:

Stody Lodge Gardens (26 May)
Elsing Hall Gardens (16 Jun & 15 Sep)
Houghton Hall walled garden (14 Sep)
Hunworth Hall garden (5 Oct)
Norwich Bishop’s Gardens (14 Oct)
Norwich Plantation Garden (15 Oct)

The finished artworks will be shown and available for sale at the eleven-day art exhibition during the October Hostry Festival in Norwich.

Paint Out Hunworth Hall Garden

Hunworth Hall canals

Hunworth Hall garden, on 5 Oct 2019 is the fourth of six of Norfolk’s great gardens we are painting in this year as part of a series exploring the draw of the English garden in our cultural and artistic psyche. Whether a cottage garden or a landscaped historic estate they all change through the seasons and our final three gardens are seen through autumnal eyes.

Hunworth Hall Aerial photo via flickr by John D Fielding sqHunworth Hall EBTSNear Holt and Melton Constable, owners Henry and art historian Charlotte Crawley researched the horticultural heritage of their home and restored its Dutch-style pleasure gardens including flowing lines of sculpted hedged, twin canals, a folly, and extensive topiaried trees cut into balls, cones, and parasols.

Hear Henry describing the garden on the BBC which are partly inspired by the 17th-century Dutch water garden at Westbury Court, Gloucestershire. The garden featured in Country Life, 2013.

Charlotte is also a former Director of the East Anglia Art Fund and has been a Paint Out judge.

 

Paint Out Norfolk Gardens

Each of the events can be entered individually or as a series. The dates and locations of the Paint Out Gardens series are:

Hunworth Hall EBTSStody Lodge Gardens (26 May)
Elsing Hall Gardens (16 Jun & 15 Sep)
Houghton Hall walled garden (14 Sep)
Hunworth Hall garden (5 Oct)
Norwich Bishop’s Garden (14 Oct)
Norwich Plantation Garden (15 Oct)

The finished artworks will be shown and available for sale at the eleven-day art exhibition during the October Hostry Festival in Norwich.

Paint Out Houghton Hall Walled Garden

Oxana Klip and James Colman painting Houghton Hall at Paint Out Norfolk 2019
Artist Jack Godfrey, 'Hornbeam Avenue', Houghton Hall, Paint Out Norfolk 2019
Jack Godfrey, ‘Hornbeam Avenue’, Houghton

Paint Out‘s 2019 plein air exploration of Norfolk’s great gardens and houses continues with Houghton Hall walled garden (14 Sep, 11-5pm) but you could also double-up and do Houghton and Elsing Hall across a weekend 14-15 Sep in Norfolk.

A past winner of Christie’s Historic Houses AssociationGarden of the Year Award’, the 5-acre walled garden has become one of Houghton’s most popular attractions and is itself surrounded by acres of deer-filled woodland and the sculptures of Henry Moore.

Whether the colour of the plantings, or the architecture of horticultural form, or the statues and fine glasshouse, there are views aplenty to paint.

Artist Karen Adams, 'The Drive to the Hall', Houghton Hall, Paint Out Norfolk 2019
Karen Adams, ‘The Drive to the Hall’, Houghton

These are available as one-day paintouts for £30 or £100 for the remaining 4 events or all 6 if you’ve already pre-paid for the year.

Other venues include Hunworth Hall garden (5 Oct), Norwich Plantation Garden (15 Oct). Paintings will be exhibited for 11 days following a Private View and Prizegiving 16 October during the Hostry Festival in Norwich.

Paint Out Houghton Hall 2019   Paint Out Elsing Hall 2019   Paint Out Gardens 2019   Paint Out Norwich 2019

Houghton Hall, Walled Garden Rollercoaster Hedges and roses, Norfolk
Houghton Hall, Walled Garden hedges & roses

The space within Houghton Hall’s Walled Garden is divided into several contrasting ‘ornamental gardens’. These include a spectacular double-sided herbaceous border, an Italian garden, a formal rose parterre, fruit and vegetable gardens, a glasshouse, a rustic temple, antique statues, fountains and contemporary sculptures including Jeppe Hein’s “Waterflame”, Stephen Cox’s “Flask II”, and Richard Long’s “Houghton Cross” currently positioned on the croquet lawn.

Houghton Hall, Walled Garden Glasshouse, Norfolk
Houghton Hall, Walled Garden Glasshouse

Historic England entry (somewhat out of date!): KITCHEN GARDEN The 5 acre (c 2ha) walled garden lies c 350m south-west of the Hall behind 3m high red-brick walls (listed grade II).

The interior has been developed over the past five years (1992-7) by the present owner as an ornamental flower, fruit, and vegetable garden and is divided into four compartments by mature yew and beech hedges connected to a late C20 central circle of yew with tree peony beds. Paths of grass and gravel radiate from this, with the long north/south axis defined by double herbaceous borders.

The easel of artist Robert Nelmes painting Houghton Hall at Paint Out Norfolk 2019
Easel of artist Robert Nelmes painting Houghton

The north-east quarter contains a newly planted (1990s) rose garden with herbaceous areas, yew hedging, a central pool, and four statues, while the north-west quarter is currently (1999) being planned.

The south-east quarter is divided by a newly planted (1990s) pleached hornbeam walk and the north-east quarter planted with old orchard trees in part, new fruit areas in part and an ornamental potager for vegetables.

The walled garden is contemporary with the building of the new hall and stables in the early C18 whilst the internal layout and glasshouses are all of late C20 origin.

Henry Moore statue (1983-4) 'Mother and Child' at Houghton Hall
Henry Moore statue (1983-4) ‘Mother and Child’ at Houghton Hall

Paint Out Elsing Hall Gardens

Artist Stephen Johnston painting plein air at Paint Out Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk
Elsing Hall, Norfolk
Elsing Hall, Norfolk

Elsing Hall Gardens on 16 Jun & 15 Sep 2019 is the second of six days painting in several of Norfolk’s great gardens, and this grade I listed rural home has been described as “one of the hidden treasures of East Anglia”. The one-day paint out will take place among the 20-acre estate of the fifteenth-century house and medieval moat near Dereham. In the nineteenth-century, its appearance was recorded in watercolour paintings by Rev James Bulwer now held in the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

Of particular interest in June are the roses in full bloom including:

“a multitude of old English roses that adorn the walls of the house, the walled garden and many borders giving off an almost overpowering scent when in full bloom. Roses in the collection include the famous R. Mme. Alfred Carrier, Vita Sackville West’s favourite R. Souvenir du Dr. Jamain, R. Fantin Latour, R. Cardinal de Richelieu, R. Rambling Rector, R. Ragosa Rosa de l’Hay as well as literally hundreds more.”Elsing Hall Gardens

Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk
Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk

The romantic gardens were established over 30 years ago under the direction of Shirley Cargill and have constantly developed ever since in terms of both restoration and innovation. There is a historic hydraulic ram pump that was installed almost 200 years ago and is still housed in its original underground brick pump house accessed by a spiral stairway.

Many other interesting features include the probably unique gingko avenue, the rapidly maturing pinetum, the formal Osprey Garden, the flowing planting around the moat, and densely planted with Lonicera Nitida viewing mound with a spiral path taking one slowly to the summit.

 

Paint Out Norfolk Gardens

Each of the events can be entered individually or as a series. The dates and locations of the Paint Out Gardens series are:

Artist Robert Nelmes painting plein air at Paint Out Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk
Artist Robert Nelmes painting plein air at Paint Out Elsing Hall Gardens, Norfolk
Elsing Hall Gardens (16 Jun & 15 Sep)
 

The finished artworks will be shown and available for sale at the eleven-day art exhibition during the October Hostry Festival in Norwich.

Artist Karen Adams

Artist Karen Adams painting Wells Quayside. Photo by Katy Jon Went
Artist Karen Adams painting Wells Quayside

Karen Adams works in large and small scale having exhibited in The Brancaster Staithe Midsummer Exhibition and painted murals for the Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club’s Annual Summer Ball. Her preferred medium is oil painting in which she paints a variety of landscapes but particularly enjoys painting beaches – where she initially encountered and participated in Paint Out Wells first beach sunrise ‘paint out’ in 2015 – marshes and boats in Norfolk, and street scenes. She now travels to paint and continues to grow in consistency and quality securing her first Paint Out prizes in 2017 & 2018.

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Paint Out History

Paint Out Norwich – selected and participated (2016, 2017)
Paint Out Wells – Artists’ Choice Second Prize (2018), Spirit of Plein Air Award (2017), selected and participated (2015)

 

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