Water scene: An entry by local artist Vaughan Evans. *Photo supplied
Water scene: An entry by local artist Vaughan Evans. *Photo supplied

Some of the island’s best Plein Air artists have collaborated in a group show.

The show, which opens at the Arts Centre at Dockyard, promises to be full of life and colour.

The group, which has been painting Bermuda for 11 years now, includes Christopher Marson, Rhona Emmerson, Vivienne Gardener, Molly Godet, Marlene Jantzen, Vaughan Evans, Charles Knights, Heidi Cowen and Christopher Grimes.

The group was started in Jonah Jones’ backyard in Somerset about ten years ago and since that time the group has had seven annual shows. 

The Plein Air show opens this Sunday, June 30 5:30p, – 7:30pm. 

It remains open until July 26.

The Arts Centre is open every day from 10am to 5pm.


Interested in joining the Plein Air group?

Anyone can join the Plein Air group which meets on a weekly basis at painting locations around the island. 

Gallery curator Heidi Cowen said: “The objective of the Plein Air Group is to introduce painters, at all levels of expertise, to the joys and tribulations of working on location. 

“The benefits for beginners include seeing how more experienced painters solve visual problems and the growth that comes from painting on a regular basis.

“The professionals have the a chance to share expertise and get feedback on current work from their peers. 

“The groups gets together usually every week, depending on weather, an email is sent out to the group, giving a particular location, most often on Sunday and occasionally on a Saturday. 

“The meeting places vary from private homes to public spaces all over the island. We start around 9.30am and paint until noon, at which time we put up all the work that has been done and have a group critique, the object of which is to help people grow and improve their skills.

“During the session the more experienced painters in the group often spend time going around offering advice and encouragement to anyone who needs help.

“All we need from you is a current email address, we welcome people working in any media.”