Use our directory to find an artist in your area. If you don't find one, search 'artist', 'plein air', and your town or area and contact them to see if they teach, or know someone who does. You may also find a plein air club in your area offering classes, and its members may invite you to paint with them.
I run an informal gathering of Plein Air artists in the area west of Chicago Illinois. Every couple of weeks I pick a spot and send an email to those that have expressed an interest in painting out doors. I mention when and where I’ll be painting and anyone that wants to join me shows up. It’s always fun and once someone tries it they usually come back for more.
I am a Hoosier artist working both en plein air and studio. I especially love painting scenes that evoke emotions of nostalgia and peacefulness. People have enough stress in their lives and I just want to offer something that, even if for a short time, gives them a place to rest.
Philip is an award winning plein air and studio painter based in Maine. He is represented by www.courthousegallery.com and www.maine-art.com and teaches popular plein air painting workshops. Philip will be honored with a solo exhibition at the University of Maine Museum of Art in April 2016.
Christopher Madden is the Lead Banknote Picture Engraver in Washington DC. He paints en Plein air as a wonderful counterbalance to the exacting demands of creating the engraved images on U.S. Currency. Painting and color is his passion.