Paint Out took to a double-decker bus for fresh plein air views of Norwich

Paint Out on the art bus

Plein Air paintout from an open-top bus! Paint Out‘s first public en plein air art event of 2017 saw a dozen or so artists find fresh views and a new perspective of Norwich seen across the Market to the Castle, the Guildhall, and St Peter Mancroft, on a sunny bank holiday weekend Sunday. The vision of James … Read more

Call to artists – Norwich Public paint out ‘on the bus’, Sunday 28 May

Paint Out public paint out 28 May

Public Paint Out “on the bus” for Artists of all ages & abilities This Sunday 28 May we’re calling amateur and professional artists to draw and paint with us around the Chapelfield, Forum and Norwich City Hall area. For extra height and a fresh view of the city you can opt to paint from a static double decker … Read more

Norwich Painting, Drawing, Art & Social Media Skills workshops, 27 May

Paint Out Workshops 27 May 2017 at Anteros Arts Centre, Norwich

Norwich Art Class/Workshops The weekend of 27-28 May sees Paint Out provide an excellent opportunity for aspiring and seasoned artists to acquire and refresh core skills in Tonal Oil Painting, Perspective and View, and Social Media Promotion tips at Saturday workshops. These are followed up with a Sunday public paint out to practice what is learned and … Read more

Art History Student requests help on plein air painting project

Summer Evening on the Skagen Southern Beach with Anna Ancher and Marie Krøyer, P. S. Krøyer, 1893

Plein Air Painting Survey A local art student is completing a project on en plein air in Art History and has requested responses from other artists on their experience of painting en plein air for comparative study. “I am incredibly interested by painting outdoors, and was wondering if it were possible for you to answer … Read more

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, Royal Academy to 20 April

Royal Academy Exhibition Painting the Modern Garden Monet to Matisse

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse A new Royal Academy exhibition displays paintings by artists of inspiration found in gardens, Claude Monet being preeminent among them and representing a quarter of the gallery space. Monet was not only a masterful painter but also a horticulturalist who regarded his “garden [as his] most beautiful masterpiece” and nature as … Read more

Mousehold Heath Public Paint Out

Artists Brian Korteling and James Colman on Mousehold Heath for Paint Out Norwich ©Mark Ivan Benfield

Mousehold Heath Mass ‘paint out’ Art event Following up on our successful mass Sunrise ‘paint out’ as part of Paint Out Wells 2015 we are holding a similar event at Paint Out Norwich, October 22, 1:30-4:30pm. Members of the public of any age or artistic ability are welcome to join dozens of Paint Out competition artists … Read more

Bold & Expressive: Mixed Media From Life Art Workshop with Denis Clarke

Mixed Media Art Workshop in Norwich Australian artist, Denis Clarke, is in Norwich for Paint Out‘s art competition and events the week of 19-23 October. Before hitting the streets of Norwich with over 40 other artists and some 80 artists on Thursday at the mass Mousehold Heath ‘paint out’ he will be delivering an art … Read more

Why should anyone tell me I can’t paint a sunset? – Hermann Albert

Thomas Cole L Allegro Italian Sunset 1845

“You can’t paint that anymore these days” Why can’t you paint what has been painted before? German artist, Hermann Albert asked in 1972 of whether one can still paint an idyllic Tuscan countryside scene. “Why can’t you? You can do everything. Why should anyone tell me I can’t paint a sunset?” “In the summer of … Read more

Stephen Fry selects paints & art materials as Desert Island Discs castaway luxury

Stephen Fry and Vincent van Gogh

Stephen Fry chooses canvases & paints for Desert Island castaway luxury The long-running BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs – and its current presenter Kirsty Young, have secured Norfolk and national treasure Stephen Fry, for a second time, to quiz him on his castaway music, literature and luxury choices. One of his biggest regrets, it … Read more

Announcing Paint Out Norwich 2014

Paint Out Norwich 2014 is a 2-day plein air painting competition at prominent Norwich city venues during the October Hostry Festival, now in its fourth year. Experienced artists are invited to submit applications by 1st September in order to participate in the open air event which will  feature the following painting locations and their immediate surroundings: Norwich … Read more

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