ALMOST 80 paintings created “en plein” (in the open air) will go on show at Mandurah Art Gallery at the end of this month.
Artists have long painted outdoors but in the mid-19th century working in natural light became particularly important to the impressionists and painters of the Heidelberg School.
The Mandurah Plein Air Group was established in 2001 and attracts artists in all skills and mediums.
The group includes professionals and amateurs painting at home and overseas and some members recently returned from a painting trip to France.
The group paints outdoors every Tuesday and anyone is welcome.
The exhibition will be officially opened at Mandurah Art Gallery on Friday, January 27, and run until February 26.
All paintings are for sale.
Renowned international plein air artist Leon Holmes will host a workshop on palette knife use on Saturday, February 4.
He will also offer a free painting demonstration outside Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, January 28.
On February 25, Trudi Witcher will host a pastel workshop at the centre.
For more information, call Roy on 0488 080 159 or Hilly on 0420 251 286.