Plein Air

Plein Air Event September 2021


Set in the stunning ribbon of parks at the heart of Leamington Spa, this non-selective art event was open to all local 2D & 3D artists (not only WOS members). Whether well established or just starting out, artists were invited to engage with their surroundings and produce a creative piece in response. A number of our established WOS artists also provided mentor support to the emerging artists.

Whereas most Plein Air events tend to be restricted to paintings or drawings, we invited artists to engage in their surroundings and produce a creative piece in response in any 2D or 3D art form. In addition to paints, pastels or pencil, this included wire, felt, print, photography and even mixed media using leaves, twigs, etc found in the parks .

Visitors were welcome to wander around and see the art in action. At the end of the day, the artwork was displayed in a pop-up exhibition in The Glasshouse, followed by a month-long exhibition in the LSA Gallery.


The exhibition of artworks produced at our Plein Air Event were then displayed at the East lodge Gallery in Jephson Gardens, with thanks to Leamington Studio Artists and East Lodge Gallery. A great opportunity to see the amazingly diverse selection of artwork created and the chance to buy the pieces too.


Please see below the gallery of artworks produce on the day. 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, and this will take you to their profile page, or email with your enquiries about the artists.

Louise Simpson

NFS - Nearly in the Lake

Jane Archer

NFS - Glasshouse sketches

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Stacey Tomkinson

NFS - Secret Garden

Marie Calvert

£125.00- Pump Room Gardens in Blue

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Diane Shores

SOLD - Sunday Swan Song

Heidi Kind

£30.00 (SOLD) - Blue Bridge

Libby Bess

£80.00 Jephson Fairy

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Nicola Bagga

£30.00 (SOLD) - The Aviary

Jo Bond

HIghly Commended

£75.00 (SOLD) - Leamington by Train

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Jane Yates

£40.00 - September Greens

Zoe Petrie

NFS - Challenging perception

Sarah Green

£95.00 - One Grace

Ingrid Oliver

NFS - Czech memorial fountain

Jill Morris

£70.00 - River under bridge

Aishwarya Magesh

£125.00 - A vibrant morning in Jephson Gardens

Judith Perry

£40.00 (SOLD) - A Postcard from Leamington Spa

Millie Jones

Highly Commended

£20.00 (SOLD) - What I see

Sandra Parker

NFS - The Avenue

Nathan Purshouse

FREE - A walk in the Sharpie

Barry Chadwick

Highly Commended

£200.00 - Mirror Mirror in the Park

Sharon Cresswell

£150.00 (SOLD) - Peace

Jo Wilson

NFS - The bee hive

Christine Hodges

£180.00 - Bridge over the Leam

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Gillian Shadbolt

£200.00 - Sensory Sunshine

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Emily Parker

£30.00 (SOLD) - Impressionistic Tree

Claire Thomas

£60.00 - Moseley Shoals

Natasha Taheem

Highly Commnended

£20 each (ONE SOLD) - People in the Park

Pam Hyams

NFS - Walk in the Park

Edward Nash

£200.00 - Jephson Memorial

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Roslyn Moorhouse

NFS - Church through sun rise

Michael Sheppard

£200.00 - The Sunlight of Jephson Gardens

Janette George

£80 - Reflections

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Claire Henley

Winner - LSA Award

SOLD - The Aviary

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Steff Hutchinson

£40.00 - Threads

Aman Sahota

£20.00 - Bridge & Bushes

Julia Essex

£150.00 - Lake in Jephson Gardens

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Suminder Treadwell

£75.00 - Bridge view

Kathryn Parker

£50.00 - Jephson Memorial Plein Air

Katy Walden

£190.00 - Jephson Gardens in Bloom

Fiona Payne

£75.00 Sensory Sunshine

Eric Klein Velderman

NFS - Seed

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Alix Almond

£60.00 - Glasshouse

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Lukasz Lepik

Highly Commended

£350.00 (SOLD) - Pop of Colour

Elizabeth Mulrey

£70.00 - Canopy

Kate Larkin

NFS - Cheng Hua orange hoster

Kopal Gupta

£15.00 - Cuppa Thought - what will you embrace, tree or plastic

Carey - Moon

£45.00 - Artist at Work

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Joy Wadsworth

NFS - Climbing Tree

Janet Tryner

£80.00 - Drifting Through

Lucy Burton

Highly Commended

£200.00 - Glasshouse Palms

Liah English

NFS - Spirit of the Park

Eleanor Rose

£135.00 - Gathered, found and Made

Emily Tyler

£40.00 - Paradise Found

Heather Hall

NFS - Fountains

Amy Petty

Winner - AITP Award

NFS - Sunday

Simon Jones

£35.00 - Jephson Gardens

Hazel Roberts

NFS - View to all Saints

Julia Sanders

NFS - A Walk in the Park

Angela Webb

£100.00 (SOLD) - Flowerbeds

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Emma Cleeton

£250.00 - Autumn Park

Helen Smith

£20.00 - People in Glass houses shouldn't throw stones

Jacqui Smithson

£55.00 for both - Seasons in the Sun

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Olga Lomax

Highly Commended

£200.00 - Beautiful Day

David James

£20.00 (SOLD) - Scruffy Bird

Catherine Pointon

£30.00 - 22

Julie Law

£30.00 - Day in the Park

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Evelyn Baxter

£62.00 (SOLD) - End of Summer (Bowl)

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Melissa Keskinkilinc

HIghy Commended

£87.00 (SOLD) - Delicate Spikes

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Sue Southorn

£250.00 - Light on the Leam

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Samantha Jones

£50.00 - Flowerbed Abstract

Jacob Walden

Highly Commended

£120.00 (SOLD) - Jephson Memorial

Eleanor Hughes

Winner - WDC & WOS Emerging Artist Award

NFS - Tea stain afternoon

Paula Perry

£90.00 - Through a Nobbly Tree

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Katie Jones

£40.00 - Jephson Memorial

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Isabel Cooper

£105.00 - Jephson Memorial

Ellie Larard-Tansley

NFS - Jephson in Blue

Rosemary Frost

£50.00 - Giant Rhubarb

Hannah Quartermain

Winner - Tustains Best in Show

£70.00 (SOLD) - The Bridge

Ceridwen Williams

NFS - Fillupa goes to Jephson

Hazel Jenkins

£50.00 - YoYu (melting)

Rachel Meddoms

£90.00 - Recycling the senses

Linda Scannell

£120.00 - Memorial

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Gemma Whitford

£25.00 (SOLD) - The Bug Garden

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Lynsey Cleaver

£200.00 - Underneath the Aviary

Michael O’Reilly

£50.00 - Bridge on the river

Christine Pratt

NFS - Elephant Wash

Helena Godwin

£75 - Ode to a Bower Bird

Nikkitha Magesh

£55.00 - Views of Jephson Memorial

Charlotte Webb

£50.00 - Big Jeph

Maddie Webb30 each / 50 pair Purple Haze / Purple Hazel

£30 each / £50 pair - Purple Haze / Purple Hazel

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Sarah Lowry

Highly Commended

£90.00 (SOLD) - Hot House Flowers

Kay Matthews

£45.00 (SOLD) - East Lodge

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Paul Miller

£120.00 - Jephson Elephants

Jane Holden

NFS (piece unfinished) - Garden Flora

Steve Lister

Highly Commended

SOLD - The Baths

Gemma Passantino

£30.00 - Boy without elephant

Jacky Buckingham

£70.00 - Willes Road Bridge