Plein Air Event September  - 17 September 2023

PLEIN AIR EVENT 2023 - 17 SEPTEMBER, CHARLECOTE PARK

The third Plein Air event organised by Warwickshire Open Studios was a fantastic success at our new venue, 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 were 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. This year it included paints, pastels, pencil, felt, print, photography and willow.

Visitors to Charlecote wandered around and saw the art in action. At the end of the day, the artwork was displayed in a pop-up exhibition to view and buy in one of the buildings by the main house and the judges selected their favourites. A big thank-you to our event sponsors for providing these prizes and the winners are:

- 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 on the day below. 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 2022 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).

Melanie Thorn Potten

Church Spires - £165

Amy Petty

Field and River - £200

Gill Sedgebear

Love is in the Air - £75

Clare Shilvock

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charelcote Pheasant - £175

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Heidi Kind

Granny's Summerhouse - £50

Hayley Molesworth

Deer Park - SOLD

Rebecca White

Keeping Watch from the Tower - NFS

Penny Dixon

Looking Inward - £200

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Emma Balnaves

Charlecote Park - £15 per print

Caroline Formstone

Corner Garden - £10

Lynn Taylor

Lazy Sunday - SOLD

Karen Stephenson

Beyond the Parterre - NFS

Christine Hodges

Gates at Charlecote Park - £150

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Claire Henley

Through the Trees (Charlecote) - £200

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Cathy Renken

Door of Delight - £145

Des Fraser

Charlecote Lovers - £60

Vicky Chapple

Tranquility - £25

Linda Cordwell

Images of Charlecote

Jenny Musty

Boor to be Wild - SOLD

Lynne McQuade

Charlecote River - £80

Matthew Sugars

Riverside, Charlecote - NFS

Lorna Ashworth

Little Door - £40

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Jackson Jones

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

Rose Craft

September - £25

Yolanda Bonilla

Open Air - £35

Helen Tovell

St Leonard's Church - NFS

Sue Southorn

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

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Lynne Smith

Ornate at Charlecote Park - £20

Seyi Omoshebi

Three Little Birds - £23

Maidy Clarke

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

Jennifer Randall

The Story of Charlecote - NFS

Angela Gilbert

Friends meet at Charlecote - £50

Janet Byrne

Charlecote House - NFS

Paulette Moore

Charlecote Park - £120

Oscar Domingo I Bosch

Too Many Bricks - £50

Shelley Chapman

Stable Block, Charlecote - SOLD

Fran Salter

The Dial - NFS

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Sian Love

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Stables - SOLD

John Brightley

Lottie

Restful - NFS

Rob Hollows

Entangled Life - £95

Gillian Shadbolt

Riverside - £150

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Kay Parmee

Corners of Charlecote - £45

Emma Cleeton

Portal - SOLD

Elizabeth Connolly

Charlecote Textures - SOLD

Lizzie Bentley

Charlecote - £395

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Ian Blake

Charlecote Cedar - £50

Diana Stefanescu

Wishful Thinking - £60

Alice Goode

WINNER - LSA EXHIBITION PRIZE
Pygmy Galleries - £150

Michelle Hibberd

Spirit of Charlecote - £65

Michael Sheridan

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charlie - £70

Jayne Stewart

The Orangery - £45

Sarah Lowry

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

Marie Calvert

Charlecote Lavender - £150

Katie Jones

Charlecote Park in Colour - £250

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Karen Blake

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Cedars - £150

Lucy Burton

Charlecote Utopia - £250

Ed Nash

WINNER - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Charlecote House - £150

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Katy Walden

Dene Meander - SOLD

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Francine Brown

Charlecote Park - £45

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Helen Thair

The Avon at Charlecote - £85

Haidee Smith

September Day - £35

Ceridwen Williams

Walk . Talk . Tree . Pee - Work in Progress

Jacqueline Bostock

Blue Gates - £10

Susan Littlewood

Charlecote 54 - £100

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Plein Air Event September  - 17 September 2023