Outdoor Painting In The Peak District

Where do we paint – Outside!

En Plein Air is translated precisely as ‘in the open air’ and therefore mature and budding artists alike will be amongst the elements in the most suitable of lighting that nature can provide. The outdoors supply a richness and vigor that the studio often fails to inspire.

Using the emotion that the scenery generates under the direction of our tutors, will help you to learn and push forward your artistic potential.

Peak District

In 1951 the Peak District was the first area designated a National Park. Steep limestone valleys like Dovedale with its formed stepping stones, we are set in the White Peak with easy access to the Dark Peak with its dramatic gritstone ridges and moorland plateaus. Films featuring the Peak District include Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

Famous literary connections are a who’s who list beyond belief Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Roald Dahl, George Eliot, Samuel Johnson, D H Lawrence and John Ruskin the list just goes on and on. Artists who have painted here include Turner, Joseph Wright of Derby and John Piper.