2021 Paint Out Competition is open to non members, and welcomes representational and abstract entries.

2021 Paint Out Competition will run over two days: Friday  13 and Saturday 14 August. Artists may take part on one or both days. Click the link to download full details: 2021 Paint Out Information for competitors

We run our Paint Out Competition to honour the contribution Becker made to painting in the field. He had an ability to work quickly in all weathers, forming an unprecedented and unrepeated record of agriculture and landscape in perfect harmony. He wasn’t seeking painted perfection or to create masterpieces for gallery walls, but simply paying tribute to the men and beasts that brought life to the landscape around him. His pencil, charcoal and chalk drawings are the work of minutes, and even his watercolours and oils took just minutes to complete. (By kind permission of Alan Marshall from the publication “Harry Becker’s Suffolk”. Mascot Media 2013).

Poster for Call Out for this year’s competition.  Examples of some of our members’ plein air work… (Click on images to view full size).