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Plein Air 2013

The 3rd annual Plein Air Brotherhood exhibition opens on Sunday 27th October.

Do come along and meet the artists, look at some great paintings, share a glass of wine and maybe buy a picture.

PAB invitation 2013There will be plenty of new paintings by the members: Adebanji Alade, Antony Bridge, Roy Connelly, John Dobbs, David Pilgrim and Karl Terry. This year we are joined by a couple of guest artists – our friends, Tony Dakin and Graham Webber.

The Third Annual Plein Air Brotherhood Exhibition

The exhibition runs from 27th Oct – 9th Nov 2013
Tuesday & Wednesday 9.15–5.30. Thursday 9.15–2.00, 6.00–8.00
Friday & Saturday 9.15–5.30. Sunday & Monday Closed

A selection of paintings from the exhibition can be viewed at

A & K Wilson Gallery Ltd,
11 Station Approach, Harpenden,
Herts. AL5 4SP
Tel: 01582 760824 E-mail: drew@akwilsongallery.co.uk

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Plein Air paintings don’t have to be small paintings

Stour Valley Nayland oil painting by Roy Connelly

This 36 inch canvas of the Stour Valley at Wiston near Nayland in Suffolk was painted in late May 2012. I worked on it for 3 days with the majority of the painting completed on the first day. After that, I only made minor changes and all work was completed on location.

I had thought I was on a quiet road but at one point four cars stopped, completely blocking the road, and everyone had got out to look. It was like a bizzare street party in the middle of nowhere but they all soon left and peace returned to this quiet country lane in a peaceful corner of Suffolk.

Above: Blocking in the big shapes over the ghost of an abandoned painting.
Below: The finished painting – click for a closer look.

Wiston near Nayland, Stour Valley in Suffolk by Roy Connelly
Wiston near Nayland, Stour Valley in Suffolk.
Oil on canvas 24×36 inches.


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Ken Howard at the PAB PV

The Plein Air Brotherhood were joined at the opening of their first exhibition by Ken Howard OBE RA.

In the photo above are, left to right: Adebanji Alade, Karl Terry, John Dobbs (in doorway), David Pilgrim, Roy Connelly, Ken Howard OBE RA, Antony Bridge.

There is a nice write up of the exhibition on the website of artist Liam O’Farrell.

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Plein Air Brotherhood show

The Old Cock Inn, Harpenden. Oil Pianting by Roy ConnellyThe Old Cock Inn, Harpenden. 8x 10 inches, oil on board.

The Inaugural Exhibition of the Plein Air Brotherhood opens this week at the A&K Wilson Gallery in Harpenden.

The picture above is one of several of Harpenden painted recently when PAB artists, Adebanji Alade, Roy Connelly and John Dobbs visited ahead of the exhibition.

Everyone is welcome to attend the preview night, where they will be able to meet the artists. You can download an invitation here: Plein Air Brotherhood Invitation

The Inaugural Exhibition of The Plein Air Brotherhood
1st – 30th September 2011
A & K Wilson Gallery Ltd,
11 Station Approach, Harpenden,
Herts. AL5 4SP
Tel/Fax: 01582 760824
E-mail: drew@akwilsongallery.co.uk

You can learn more at the Plein Air Brotherhood website.

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