PLEIN AIR EVENT 2024 DATE CONFIRMED - 8 SEPTEMBER, CHARLECOTE PARK

The fourth Plein Air event, organised by Warwickshire Open Studios, will once again return to the glorious grounds of the National Trust's Charlecote Park. This park is home to free-roaming deer and sheep, set in an informal landscaped parkland, nestled between two rivers. There are also a number of interesting buildings to take inspiration from.

Whereas most Plein Air events tend to be restricted to paintings or drawings, we encourage artists to engage in their surroundings and produce a creative piece in response in any 2D or 3D art form. In 2023 it included paints, pastels, pencil, felt, print, photography and willow.

Visitors to Charlecote can wandered around and see the art in action. At the end of the day the artwork will be displayed in a pop-up exhibition and the judges will select their favourites. SIGN-UP DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN JUNE

A big thank-you to our 2023 event sponsors for providing the prizes. The 2023 winners were:

- The WOS Prize - SARAH LOWRY

- The Art in the Park Prize - opportunity to exhibit at their 2024 event - JACKSON JONES

- The LSA Prize - opportunity to exhibit in either the East Lodge or the LSA Art Rooms - ALICE GOODE

- The Charlecote Pheasant Emerging Artist Prize - £100 voucher for the best work by an artist entered in the U25 or emerging artist category - MAIDY CLARKE

- The National Trust Charlecote Park People's Choice Prize - Cream tea for two and a £20 National Trust - SUE SOUTHORN

Highly Commended - CLARE SHILVOCK, ED NASH, KAREN BLAKE, MICHAEL SHERIDAN & SIAN LOVE

You can take a look at the gallery of images produced in 2023. Some are already sold but if you would like to find out more, either contact the artists directly or email pleinair@warwickshireopenstudios.org

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The images from the 2023 event can be viewed below. If you would like to find out more about the artists, or buy one of the pieces, either click the ‘Contact Artist’ if they are a member of Warwickshire Open Studios (this will take you to their profile page) or email pleinair@warwickshireopenstudios.org with your enquiry about the artist(s).

Helen Thair

The Avon at Charlecote - £85

Caroline Formstone

Corner Garden - £10

Jackson Jones

WINNER - ART IN THE PARK PRIZE
Be Bold - £25

Diana Stefanescu

Wishful Thinking - £60

Michelle Hibberd

Spirit of Charlecote - £65

Emma Balnaves

Charlecote Park - £15 per print

Sue Southorn

WINNER - THE NATIONAL TRUST PEOPLE'S CHOICE
A Great Grey Day - SOLD

Karen Stephenson

Beyond the Parterre - NFS

Fran Salter

The Dial - NFS

Michael Sheridan

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charlie - £70

Kay Parmee

Corners of Charlecote - £45

Jacqueline Bostock

Blue Gates - £10

Cathy Renken

Door of Delight - £145

Lynn Taylor

Lazy Sunday - SOLD

Emma Cleeton

Portal - SOLD

Susan Littlewood

Charlecote 54 - £100

Christine Hodges

Gates at Charlecote Park - £150

Elizabeth Connolly

Charlecote Textures - SOLD

Jayne Stewart

The Orangery - £45

Paulette Moore

Charlecote Park - £120

Jennifer Randall

The Story of Charlecote - NFS

Gillian Shadbolt

Riverside - £150

Claire Henley

Through the Trees (Charlecote) - £200

Ceridwen Williams

Walk . Talk . Tree . Pee - Work in Progress

Katie Jones

Charlecote Park in Colour - £250

Clare Shilvock

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charelcote Pheasant - £175

Lynne Smith

Ornate at Charlecote Park - £20

Jenny Musty

Boor to be Wild - SOLD

Janet Byrne

Charlecote House - NFS

Oscar Domingo I Bosch

Too Many Bricks - £50

Sian Love

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Stables - SOLD

Linda Cordwell

Images of Charlecote

Vicky Chapple

Tranquility - £25

Angela Gilbert

Friends meet at Charlecote - £50

Seyi Omoshebi

Three Little Birds - £23

Lucy Burton

Charlecote Utopia - £250

Lizzie Bentley

Charlecote - £395

Ed Nash

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charlecote House - £150

Alice Goode

WINNER - LSA EXHIBITION PRIZE
Pygmy Galleries - £150

Melanie Thorn Potten

Church Spires - £165

Lynne McQuade

Charlecote River - £80

Hayley Molesworth

Deer Park - SOLD

Yolanda Bonilla

Open Air - £35

Marie Calvert

Charlecote Lavender - £150

Ian Blake

Charlecote Cedar - £50

Haidee Smith

September Day - £35

Des Fraser

Charlecote Lovers - £60

Amy Petty

Field and River - £200

Karen Blake

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Cedars - £150

Lottie

Restful - NFS

Penny Dixon

Looking Inward - £200

Sarah Lowry

WINNER - WOS PRIZE
Holding onto Summer - £85 for 1, £145 for 2, £300 for all 6

Francine Brown

Charlecote Park - £45

Rebecca White

Keeping Watch from the Tower - NFS

John Brightley

Rose Craft

September - £25

Lorna Ashworth

Little Door - £40

Heidi Kind

Granny's Summerhouse - £50

Shelley Chapman

Stable Block, Charlecote - SOLD

Gill Sedgebear

Love is in the Air - £75

Katy Walden

Dene Meander - SOLD

Rob Hollows

Entangled Life - £95

Helen Tovell

St Leonard's Church - NFS

Maidy Clarke

WINNER - CHARLECOTE PHEASANT EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE
The Bridge - £67

Matthew Sugars

Riverside, Charlecote - NFS

Plein Air Event September  - 17 September 2023