Artist Rob Pointon

Artist Rob Pointon painting Tombland at night, Paint Out Norwich 2018. Photo © Katy Jon Went
Artist Rob Pointon painting Tombland at night, Paint Out Norwich 2018. Photo © Katy Jon Went

Rob Pointon graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University before going on to study at The Royal Drawing School in London.

Rob paints entirely en plein air and has a particular interest in the use of multiple point perspective and movement within his paintings, evidenced strongly with his depiction of water and crowds. Painting on location brings an added dynamic to his work, galvanised by the engagement with the passing audience who can witness the development of a painting as it happens.

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As well as the RBSA, Rob is a member of MAFA (Manchester Academy of Fine Arts) and exhibits regularly in the ROI and NEAC exhibitions.

Between 2016-2019 he is the International Artist in Residence for Manchester Airport, travelling to different direct destinations and bringing back
exhibitions of work to be showcased in the terminals

At his first entry into the Paint Out Norwich competition in 2018, Rob won First Prize in Oils and overall competition winner, sponsored by Leathes Prior.

Artist Rob Pointon painting the Market, Paint Out Norwich 2018. Photo © Katy Jon Went
Artist Rob Pointon painting the Market, Paint Out Norwich 2018. Photo © Katy Jon Went

“PaintOut has been a thoroughly life-enriching experience for me, it’s the first time I have entered the competition and despite having competed in other one day painting events was surprised at the intensity of the 5 day competition with back to back days of nearly 12 hours of competitive painting. I don’t normally work alla prima so to push through so many works in a short space of time was a tough but a healthy challenge. Having the competition over a number of days meant I had time to settle in to the beautiful city of Norwich and get past the obvious subjects, but more importantly was to gradually settle into a community of like-minded passionate artists, all giving their all for their craft, but at the same time helping and supporting one another. I have made a number of good friends and look forward to seeing them again at future events. Crammed in-between the intense periods of painting were high-level artist demonstrations and a number of superb lectures by excellent knowledgeable speakers. Before you have chance to catch a breath the work is displayed in the spectacular setting of Norwich Cathedral with wet paint warning signs and a busy Private View. To walk off with a number of prizes including Overall Winner was the icing on the cake! I look forward to future PaintOut events”

Paint Out History

Paint Out Norwich – First Prize in Oils & Overall Competition Winner (2018)

Other Awards

Winsor & Newton Artist Award, 2nd Prize U35, ROI Annual Exhibition (2016)
Haworth Prize Winner, New English Art Club (2016)
Buxton Spa Prize, 3rd Prize (2016)
ROI Paint Live Competition, 2nd Prize (Dec 2015)
Buxton Spa Prize, 2nd Place People’s Choice (2015)
Buxton Spa Prize, Buxton Festival Choice Prize (2015)
Staffordshire Open, Shire Hall Gallery, 1st Prize (2014)


Rob has had many solo shows but came to Norwich in 2017 and exhibited at Mandell’s Gallery. He had this to say of painting in Norwich:

“I love exploring the diversity of the architecture of Norwich, seeing the different architecture styles because it is such a historic city. Hopefully my paintings bring a fresh perspective to Norwich. I hope they make the people of Norwich look at their own city differently.” – Rob Pointon, EDP


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Artist Mo Teeuw

Artist Mo TeeuwMo Teeuw is a member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA) and loves en plein air painting and actively encourages all her artist friends to join her outside. She likes to paint every day and claimed in January 2014, one of the wettest winters on record, that she only spent four days in the studio.

A former art teacher, Mo is self-taught but accomplished in oils, watercolours and acrylics. She is an exhibiting member of the Lincolnshire Artists SocietyNorwich and Norfolk Art Circle, and the Welland Valley Art Society.

She has exhibited her oil paintings at the Mall Galleries with the ROI, NEAC and Society of Women Artists.

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Mo Teeuw painting Chickens at RNS17
Mo Teeuw painting Chickens at RNS17

She enjoyed painting at the Royal Norfolk Show, despite the weather and an inch of water in her box easel on the first day. Some pictures were just “asking to be painted” including her bullocks “Waiting to go into the ring”, but it was her “Not so much fun at the fair” first foray into the cold and wet painting environment that earned her the joint Spirit of Plein Air Prize as it portrayed a puddle-deluged outfield around a struggling for custom fairground that spoke to the message of the “show must go on” for artists and vendors alike, despite the weather – and that is, indeed, the spirit of plein air. (Read more on Mo Teeuw’s blog)

“All round it was a good experience, would I do it again next year?? Maybe I’ll check the long range weather forecast first!”

Paint Out Awards

Paint Out Royal Norfolk Show – Spirit of Plein Air Prize (2017)
Paint Out Norwich – Second Prize (2015), selected and participated (2014)

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Artist Haidee-Jo Summers

Artist Haidee-Jo SummersHaidee-Jo Summers describes her work as a celebration of sea, wind, sky, light and life revealed in rich and vibrant oil paint, using personal visual language of fresh and direct brushmarks. Painting en plein air is central to her practice, and she travels to seek new experiences and fresh inspiration to feed back into her studio work. She strives for simplicity and economy and to make every mark count, walking a fine line between shape and suggestion.

Haidee-Jo was one of the few artists chosen to record the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant with an en plein air painting. Ken Howard RA gave her an award saying that her paintings “really make you see and very often reflections aren’t seen, her work makes you see them.”

From her four-times winning of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Young Artist Award, Haidee-Jo has emerged as a multi-award winning sought after artist and was Paint Out‘s first ever winner in 2014. She followed this up with sharing the Spirit of Plein Air Prize at the Royal Norfolk Show Paint Out for her “Waiting to be Judged” painting.

Paint Out Awards

Paint Out Royal Norfolk Show – Spirit of Plein Air Prize (2017)
Paint Out Norwich – selected and participated (2015), First Prize (2014)

Haidee-Jo Summers painting Chickens at RNS17. Photo by Katy Jon Went
Haidee-Jo Summers painting chickens at Royal Norfolk Show

Other Awards

Great Art Award (2016, 2015)
The Artist, Exhibition Award (2016, 2014)
Buxton Spa prize, First Prize (2014)
Pro Arte Award (2014,2012)
Rosemary Brushes Prize, ABWTB (2014)
Royal Talens Award (2013)
ROI portrait evening, First Prize (2012)
SAA, Artist of the Year award (2012)
ROI, Young Artist Award (2007, 2005, 1998, 1997)

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Artist Rod Major

Artist Rod MajorSince 2012, artist Rod Major has been a professional oil painter exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), Mall Galleries and the Chelsea Art Society.

Born in Cheshire, Rod is now a self-taught landscape painter living in Hythe, Kent. He paints en plein air, outdoors on the spot, where he “strives to capture the essence and mood of a place in a spontaneous way.”

Paint Out Awards

Paint Out Norwich – selected and participated (2015)

Paint Out Royal Norfolk Show – selected and participated (2017)

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