Chuffed to discover I’d won 2 prizes at the Bath Prize. It was great to be at the prize giving on Friday and meet all the artists. I entered 7 plein air pieces in total and won ‘Best Plein Air’ with this piece:

Rainy day down Broad Street (oil on board, plein air)

and this one won ‘Best Small Painting’:

Sharp Showers, Laura Place (oil on board, plein air)

Funny how both the ones done in the pouring rain did so well! Thankfully I had my easel umbrella. In recognition of battling with the elements I was also awarded the amusingly titled ‘golden umbrella’!

Personally, I think there’s a strong swell of plein air painting emerging in this country. It’s about time we showed what we can acheive. It was great to see artists such as Adebanji Aladeand Roy Connelly there, both of whom are highly skilled plein air artists.

The show is on at the Octagon in Bath until October 9th. Well worth a visit if you can get to Bath with loads of top quality works based on Bath. Here’s my other entries for the show:

Looking down on London Road (oil on board, plein air)

Roman Baths from Swallow Street (oil on board, plein air)

Evening light, Lansdown Road (oil on board, plein air)
Camden Crescent (oil on board, plein air)