The Plein Air Brotherhood 3rd Annual Exhibition

If you are around Harpenden soon, drop by the AK Wilson gallery for the 3rd Plein Air Brotherhood show.

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

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 also joined by a couple of guest artists - Tony Dakin and Graham Webber.


Geo Centre Day 2

2nd day painting on the hills with the Geo Centre. Only managed to get one piece done as the second painting location I decided to paint on a flying ants nest who were not happy I was painting their view at all and told me to move along. All work on show at the Geo centre cafe.


Artist in Residence at the Malvern Geo Centre and Cafe

Its been a great first day painting around the Geo centre in Malvern for my artist in residence. Painting Malvern most days anyway it doesn't feel to different! The Geo centre is a great place to base yourself for the day to have coffee, go for a walk then a light lunch while reading over how the hills and geo parkway were all formed, along with local fossils to look at.

Painting went well on day one with lots of nice people stopping to chat (Thanks to one for the great photo below). I finally managed to paint the beautiful Rosebay willow herb which is all over the hills at the moment, great magenta colour.


Malvern Hills

Its beautiful when the light hits the hills just right and today was one of those days. With the grass glowing gold I decided to paint a large 20x24", see below:


Artist in Residence coming soon...

Painting Gloucester Docks and Painswick Beacon

Spent a great day painting at Gloucester docks during the food festival then venturing up to Painswick Beacon with beautiful views towards the severn estuary and Malverns on the right. Below are 2 of the paintings completed on the day, a small 8x10" and large 20x24"


Cotswolds Lavender

A day in the beautiful Cotswolds. My second year painting at the amazing Cotswold Lavender, amazing fields of purple with distant hills, perfect place to paint, however it was the hottest day of the year so far at 30 degrees, hurt a little but managed to produce the below.


Mathon Hay Stacks

Painting when its 29degrees is a little uncomfortable but managed to get out and do a large 20x24" painting of some beautiful haystacks in Mathon, near Cradley.

Symonds Yat Rock

Its most certainly the summer now with all the hot weather we are having. I managed to find some shade however in one of the most beautiful places in Gloucestershire, Symonds Yat Rock. See below a few shots from the days painting, a 20x24" piece and 8x10 small pochade study.