Newcastle Plein Air Painters is a new group of artists based in Newcastle and surrounds.
Formed in November 2015 the group is free to join and is for anyone interested in plein air painting in the Hunter region (though many of the events will be based specifically in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie area). This means professional artists and amateurs alike!
Also known as ‘en plein air’ this style of painting is done outdoors, in nature, and the most common mediums used are oil and watercolour paints, and pastels. The organiser is currently Jessica Miller, a professional illustrator who is moving into the area of oil landscape painting and portraiture. She started the group to encourage amateur and professional plein air painters to get together for painting trips in the Newcastle region and beyond, and to share tips and advice.
Although there is no formal teaching component there will be opportunities to attend occasional workshops by professional plein air artists.
If you are interested in joining this group or would like to make an enquiry please sign up on the Meetup page or like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Newcastle-Plein-Air-Painters-756029701207177/?ref=hl).
The Meetup web page has all the most up-to-date events and discussions and is the best way to get in touch and meet our members. You can also email the organiser at any time.