Join me for a day’s outdoor painting in this beautiful and hidden corner of Suffolk. If you want to paint the world around you, to get outside and capture the effect of light on the landscape without relying on copying photographs, then come along to this one day workshop.
Suffolk painting workshop location
Working close by the mill and in the surrounding private nature reserve we will paint a series of landscapes by direct observation. This course is aimed at oil painters of all levels who want to work confidently in the great outdoors (you are welcome to use acrylics if you prefer).
The wonderful surroundings of this secluded location are ideal. Situated at the end of a long track down into one of Suffolk’s beautiful ‘hidden valleys’ Assington Mill has great views and plenty of cover so we can still work outside even if the weather turns bad.
The artistic heritage of this part of Suffolk is immense with John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Alfred Munnings and John Nash all living and painting within a few miles. In fact, Assington Mill was once owned by a John Constable – a relative of the painter himself.
This every practical day begins witha look at the range of plein air painting equipment now available to the outdoor artist. From traditional French easels and pochade boxes to ultra light-weight palette and panel holders from the US.
All with the added bonus of home-made lunch, biscuits and cakes throughout the day.
14th September 2014, 10am – 5pm with the option of staying on in the evening
Assington Mill, Bures Road, Assington, Suffolk, CO10 5LZ
Bring your usual oil painting kit including an easel suitable for outdoor use and outdoor clothing.
Pill Mill. 8 x 10 inches, 20 x 25cm, oil on board.
This view of Pin Mill on the River Orwell in Suffolk was painted on location last summer. I was set up outside the Harry King and Sons boat yard on the road to Pin Mill Sailing Club. The painting is now available from the excellent A&K Wilson Gallery in Harpenden.
Pin Mill is a great location for painting, sailing or just sitting and watching river life from the famous Butt and Oyster pub. It is also the setting for Arthur Ransome’s book We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea.
Below is one of my Pin Mill paintings in progress. This one is available from the prestigous Gallery France in the Dordogne.
I usually have other Pin Mill paintings available and I’m happy to consider commissions of this wonderful location. You can contact me here.
I am very proud to announce I am now represented internationally. From November my paintings are available at the prestigious Gallery France in Beynac-et-Cazenac in the Dordogne.
Beynac-et-Cazenac is a beautiful village in south-west France that was used as a location in the film Chocolat.
Gallery France is one of the leading art galleries in France specialising in 21st century artwork. Established in 1998, Gallery France represents some of the finest artists from across the world, in styles from traditional Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Realism up to the more contemporary and provocative works of art. The artists represented have work in the finest private collections and museums around the world.
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.
There 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