Plein air 2020

The plein air group or LAST MINUTE OUTDOOR PAINTING group (LMOP) is open to MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS (if you are a non-member contact to join). 

Be warned, as the group title says, you will be informed at the last minute about the venue, date and time of the meeting, but the ‘last minute’ idea provides the chance at least of fine weather. The group meets for a minimum of 2 hours (you can stay longer if you like!).

Here’s a video by Steve Truelove of our most recent meeting at Sigglesthorne Church. Eighteen people turned up on a glorious day for two hours painting, sketching and generally enjoying themselves in a lovely setting (with good social distancing!).

A short video by Steve Truelove from the March meeting at Calf House Studios, Bishop Burton 

4-hour Challenge 2019

As part of the Hornsea Art Festival 2019, Tom Voyce, Sky Arts Landscape artist of the the Year 2017, was the judge of 21 artists who took part in this year’s 4-hour plein air challenge on Hornsea seafront. 

We would like to thank Great Art for their sponsorship of this event. 

Ist prize – Angela Howell


2nd prize – Selina Fennell

3rd prize – Phil White


The first Hornsea 4-hour Challenge 2018

Photo by Gareth Meyrick, Community Producer of the Hey Smile Foundation (


One of the highlights of the first Hornsea Art Festival was the 4-hour Challenge at Hornsea Mere when Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Tom Voyce re-created the TV format. The Challenge was open to participants of Tom’s workshop and anyone who wanted to join in the fun as a wild card.  The judges were Tom and Heather Burton and prizes were generously awarded by Great Art and East Riding Artists.

Ist prize – Martin Piper


2nd prize – Mimi Claughton


3rd prize – Larry Malkin


4th prize – Claude Hargreaves



HASlogowhite 2018 plein air outings

I’ll be sending out information about the venue via email. You might choose to come along either in the morning or the afternoon – or both. If you would like to join us, or need a lift, please send an email to me at

Pam Williams


Thursday 17 May                                                         10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm

Saturday 16 June                                                         10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm

Wednesday 18 July                                                     10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm      

Saturday 18 August                                                    10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm