encouraging local artists to come together in the open air
New members always welcome
Gallery of work relating to our 2018/2019 venues
Gallery of work produced at home during the pandemic
The club is dedicated to encouraging local artists to come together to enjoy creating art out in the open in front of the subject, i.e. "en plein air".
The benefits of "en plein air" far outweigh any difficulties. In choosing the subject, one has to focus on aspects which are important leaving out unnecessary detail. The vitality of the scene helps decisions about tone, colour, composition and perspective.
Painters of all degrees of experience are warmly welcomed - no minimum standard applies. It's easy to fit in because help and advice are available if wanted. You do not need a lot of equipment. Members paint in a variety of styles using a wide range of media (e.g. watercolour, pastels, acrylics, gouache, oils, charcoal, pencil, pen & wash). They paint all sorts of subjects, e.g. landscape, buildings, trees, flowers, gardens, gates, old barns, derelict tractors, odd corners of farms. On painting days, members usually sit together at lunch to chat or to share on any aspect of art.
The club has a long history and celebrated its Ruby Anniversary (40 years) in 2016. New members are welcome. If you are interested to find out more, why not join us for a painting day before you join?