Plein Air Event September  - 4 September 2022


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 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 produced 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 artist(s).

Eleanor Rose

£135.00 - Gathered, found and Made

Hannah Quartermain

Winner - Tustains Best in Show

£70.00 (SOLD) - The Bridge

Aman Sahota

£20.00 - Bridge & Bushes

Natasha Taheem

Highly Commnended

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

Eleanor Hughes

Winner - WDC & WOS Emerging Artist Award

NFS - Tea stain afternoon

Heidi Kind

£30.00 (SOLD) - Blue Bridge

Julie Law

£30.00 - Day in the Park

Contact artist

Judith Perry

£40.00 (SOLD) - A Postcard from Leamington Spa

Libby Bess

£80.00 Jephson Fairy

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Linda Scannell

£120.00 - Memorial

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Emily Tyler

£40.00 - Paradise Found

Christine Pratt

NFS - Elephant Wash

Liah English

NFS - Spirit of the Park

Paula Perry

£90.00 - Through a Nobbly Tree

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Claire Henley

Winner - LSA Award

SOLD - The Aviary

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Nikkitha Magesh

£55.00 - Views of Jephson Memorial

Jane Yates

£40.00 - September Greens

Jo Wilson

NFS - The bee hive

Rachel Meddoms

£90.00 - Recycling the senses

Lukasz Lepik

Highly Commended

£350.00 (SOLD) - Pop of Colour

Jacob Walden

Highly Commended

£120.00 (SOLD) - Jephson Memorial

Joy Wadsworth

NFS - Climbing Tree

Gillian Shadbolt

£200.00 - Sensory Sunshine

Contact artist

Louise Simpson

NFS - Nearly in the Lake

Catherine Pointon

£30.00 - 22

Jacqui Smithson

£55.00 for both - Seasons in the Sun

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Alix Almond

£60.00 - Glasshouse

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Evelyn Baxter

£62.00 (SOLD) - End of Summer (Bowl)

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David James

£20.00 (SOLD) - Scruffy Bird

Heather Hall

NFS - Fountains

Barry Chadwick

Highly Commended

£200.00 - Mirror Mirror in the Park

Diane Shores

SOLD - Sunday Swan Song

Gemma Passantino

£30.00 - Boy without elephant

Claire Thomas

£60.00 - Moseley Shoals

Nathan Purshouse

FREE - A walk in the Sharpie

Fiona Payne

£75.00 Sensory Sunshine

Helena Godwin

£75 - Ode to a Bower Bird

Rosemary Frost

£50.00 - Giant Rhubarb

Isabel Cooper

£105.00 - Jephson Memorial

Melissa Keskinkilinc

HIghy Commended

£87.00 (SOLD) - Delicate Spikes

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Samantha Jones

£50.00 - Flowerbed Abstract

Gemma Whitford

£25.00 (SOLD) - The Bug Garden

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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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Nicola Bagga

£30.00 (SOLD) - The Aviary

Pam Hyams

NFS - Walk in the Park

Christine Hodges

£180.00 - Bridge over the Leam

Contact artist

Paul Miller

£120.00 - Jephson Elephants

Helen Smith

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

Roslyn Moorhouse

NFS - Church through sun rise

Amy Petty

Winner - AITP Award

NFS - Sunday

Simon Jones

£35.00 - Jephson Gardens

Aishwarya Magesh

£125.00 - A vibrant morning in Jephson Gardens

Hazel Jenkins

£50.00 - YoYu (melting)

Angela Webb

£100.00 (SOLD) - Flowerbeds

Contact artist

Zoe Petrie

NFS - Challenging perception

Lynsey Cleaver

£200.00 - Underneath the Aviary

Sue Southorn

£250.00 - Light on the Leam

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Julia Sanders

NFS - A Walk in the Park

Ceridwen Williams

NFS - Fillupa goes to Jephson

Jane Archer

NFS - Glasshouse sketches

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Marie Calvert

£125.00- Pump Room Gardens in Blue

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Kate Larkin

NFS - Cheng Hua orange hoster

Steff Hutchinson

£40.00 - Threads

Sandra Parker

NFS - The Avenue

Jane Holden

NFS (piece unfinished) - Garden Flora

Millie Jones

Highly Commended

£20.00 (SOLD) - What I see

Ingrid Oliver

NFS - Czech memorial fountain

Steve Lister

Highly Commended

SOLD - The Baths

Kay Matthews

£45.00 (SOLD) - East Lodge

Contact artist

Michael Sheppard

£200.00 - The Sunlight of Jephson Gardens

Sarah Lowry

Highly Commended

£90.00 (SOLD) - Hot House Flowers

Lucy Burton

Highly Commended

£200.00 - Glasshouse Palms

Eric Klein Velderman

NFS - Seed

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Elizabeth Mulrey

£70.00 - Canopy

Michael O’Reilly

£50.00 - Bridge on the river

Hazel Roberts

NFS - View to all Saints

Edward Nash

£200.00 - Jephson Memorial

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Emma Cleeton

£250.00 - Autumn Park

Carey - Moon

£45.00 - Artist at Work

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Ellie Larard-Tansley

NFS - Jephson in Blue

Stacey Tomkinson

NFS - Secret Garden

Kopal Gupta

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

Suminder Treadwell

£75.00 - Bridge view

Janet Tryner

£80.00 - Drifting Through

Jacky Buckingham

£70.00 - Willes Road Bridge

Janette George

£80 - Reflections

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Katy Walden

£190.00 - Jephson Gardens in Bloom

Jo Bond

HIghly Commended

£75.00 (SOLD) - Leamington by Train

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Emily Parker

£30.00 (SOLD) - Impressionistic Tree

Sarah Green

£95.00 - One Grace

Jill Morris

£70.00 - River under bridge

Sharon Cresswell

£150.00 (SOLD) - Peace

Katie Jones

£40.00 - Jephson Memorial

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Julia Essex

£150.00 - Lake in Jephson Gardens

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Kathryn Parker

£50.00 - Jephson Memorial Plein Air

Olga Lomax

Highly Commended

£200.00 - Beautiful Day