Plein Air Event September  - 4 September 2022

PLEIN AIR EVENT 2022 - RESULTS & GALLERY

It was delightful to see all the artists being creative in the stunning ribbon of parks at the heart of Leamington Spa. We had a fantastic range of artworks produced from painting, drawing, glasswork and printing to collage, metalwork and embroidery. The public were really engaged in seeing the art in action and chatting to the artists. It was also wonderful to see the kids producing their own nature-inspired print, both to take home and for inclusion in the collective piece.

The panel of judges – which included the High Sherriff of Warwickshire and Andrew Davies, the renowned playwright and patron of WOS, alongside representatives from our sponsors – had a tough job deciding from the many wonderful pieces produced.

THE WINNERS:

- LSA Exhibition Prize (3 week exhibition in the LSA East Lodge) - KEVIN ALEXANDER

- Tustains ‘Best in Show’ (£250 voucher to use at Tustains) - ANGELA WEBB

- Art in the Park 2023 Prize (pitch at Art in the Park 2023) - KATE LARKIN

- WOS Emerge Artist Award (£50 voucher) - JACKSON JONES

- People's Choice Award (£30 voucher) - PAUL MILLER

- Highly Commended prizes (£20 voucher each) - JENNY BALL, GILL SHADBOLT, CLAIRE HENLEY, ELAINE MARTSON, BRIDGET MATTINGLY, KAY PARMEE, MADDIE WEBB, IMOGEN MOORE, PAUL MILLER, GEMMA WHITFORD

We would like to thank Royal Leamington Spa Town Council for awarding us a Council Community Grant that enabled us to put on this event and also offer a family creative activity, the Q&A session and produce a film of the event.

GALLERY

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).

Helen Smith

The Leam Today - SOLD

The Leam Today - SOLD

Contact artist

Des Fraser

Boy on the Elephant

Boy on the Elephant - £50

Wendy Higman

Band Stand - NFS

Band Stand - NFS

Gillian Shadbolt

Gunera - £120

Gunera - £120
Highly Commended

Contact artist

Rachel Meddoms

Mill Bridge - £60

Mill Bridge - £60

Imogen Moore

Highly Commended

Keira Watson Hemmings

Lampost - £20

Lampost - £20

Jane Yates

Summer Fades (Set of 4) - £60

Summer Fades (Set of 4) - £60

Frances Carr

Mill Bridge Sketch - NFS

Mill Bridge Sketch - NFS

Jayne Stewart

Green - NFS

Green - NFS

Georgina Davenport

Still Water - NFS

Still Water - NFS

Contact artist

Clive Pearce

Untitled - £100

Jacqui Smithson

Floral Stitches - £85

Floral Stitches - £85

Contact artist

Trudie Udell

Cloudy Mood - £40

Cloudy Mood - £40

Kathy Renken

Flora in the Park - £60

Flora in the Park - £60

Jennifer Oldfield

On the Breeze - £5 (Dogs Trust)

On the Breeze - NFS

Paul Miller

Jephson Fountains - SOLD

Jephson Fountains - £120
Winner - People's Choice
Highly Commended

Janette Eslick

Willows by the Water - £30

Willows by the Water - £30

Angela Webb

Water Window - SOLD

Water Window - SOLD
Winner - Tustains Best in Show

Contact artist

Libby Bess

Lamplight Behind the Aviary - £60

Lamplight Behind the Aviary - £60

Contact artist

Maddie Webb

Tranquil Pool - £275

Tranquil Pool - £275
Highly Commended

Contact artist

Jane Archer

Light Rain, Gentle Breeze - £120

Light Rain, Gentle Breeze - £120

Contact artist

Heather Steele

The Watchman - £59

The Watchman - £59

Contact artist

Katy Walden

Leam Reflections - £150

Leam Reflections - £150

Contact artist

Matthew Sugars

Jephson Memorial - NFS

Jephson Memorial - NFS

Jackson Jones

Walk through the Trees - SOLD

Walk through the Trees - SOLD
Winner - WOS Emerge Prize

Lorna Ashworth

Acorn - SOLD

Acorn - SOLD

Contact artist

Ed Nash

Paper Bark Maple Tree, Jephson Gardens - £200

Paper Bark Maple Tree, Jephson Gardens - £200

Contact artist

Kay Parmee

The Jephson Memorial - £40

The Jephson Memorial - £40
Highly Commended

Diane Shores

In the Park - NFS

In the Park - NFS

Contact artist

Kate Larkin

Trio of Landscapes - £200 for the trio

Trio of Landscapes - £200 for the trio
Winner - Art in the Park Prize

Heather Hall

Wingnut Tree - £50

Wingnut Tree - £50

Lynne Smith

Grey Sunday - NFS

Grey Sunday - NFS

Lukasz Lepik

Untitled - £350

Untitled - £350

Contact artist

Claire Henley

The Path by the Aviary - SOLD

The Path by the Aviary - SOLD
Highly Commended

Contact artist

Elaine Martson

Leamington Spa Street Scene - £150

Leamington Spa Street Scene - £150
Highly Commended

Emma Balnaves

Impression - £80

Impression - £80

Fiona Payne

Glasshouse View - £75

Glasshouse View - £75

Claire Caines

George - £5

George - NFS

Evelyn Baxter

A Touch of Autumn - NFS

A Touch of Autumn - NFS
(unfired glass)

Contact artist

Sarah Lowry

Looking Out - £99

Looking Out - £99

Contact artist

Kevin Alexander

A Natural Frame - SOLD

A Natural Frame - SOLD
Winner - LSA Exhibition Prize

Contact artist

Janet Byrne

Jephson Memorial - NFS

Jephson Memorial - NFS

Hayley Molesworth

Girl in a Blue Dress - £160

Girl in a Blue Dress - £160

Pam Alexander

The Girl on the Elephant Bench - £20

The Girl on the Elephant Bench - £20

Haidee Smith

Nature's Legend - SOLD

Nature's Legend - SOLD

Isabel Cooper

One-sided Tree - £75

One-sided Tree - £75

Contact artist

Katie Jones

The Aviary Kiosk - £60

The Aviary Kiosk - £60

Contact artist

Lynne Gougeon

Old Soul - £200

Old Soul - £200

Contact artist

Sharon Cresswell

Flowers - £100

Flowers - £100

Bridget Mattingley

Past, Present & Future - SOLD

Past, Present & Future - SOLD
Highly Commended

Ella Hignett

Jephson Bloom - £25

Jephson Bloom - £25

Kay Matthews

Western Red Cedar - £50

Western Red Cedar - £50

Contact artist

Gemma Whitford

Berries in the Sensory Garden - SOLD

Berries in the Sensory Garden - SOLD
Highly Commended

Contact artist

Jenny Ball - Ditherella's Workshop

Spirit of Nature - NFS

Spirit of Nature - NFS
Highly Commended

Contact artist

Jacob Walden

The Terrace - £120

The Terrace - £120

Helena Godwin

Fountain - £50

Fountain - £50

Contact artist

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