Previous Paint Out Competitions

2020 Paint Out was moved to an online event due to Covid 19. A range of artists had their ‘Paint Out at home’ images made into a slideshow for posting on social media.

Holy Trinity Blythburgh is set within a superb natural environment providing saltmarsh, mudlfats, reed beds, valley fields, cows and sheep as subject matter, in addition to the architecture of church and village, which is now known to be a site of great archaeological interest.

The 2019 Paint Out attracted a strong field of painters from all over the region. Twenty one artists returned work for the competition and the resulting display within the main exhibition from Saturday afternoon, was excellent.

The winner (£100 art materials voucher) was Pete Connors from Brundall near Norwich with a delightful watercolour “Summer Fields”.

The 2018 PAINT OUT competition was held on a very hot Saturday 4th August at Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh, Suffolk.

Harry Becker’s grave is in Holy Trinity Blythburgh churchyard, and for the first time in our PAINT OUT competitions, artists were invited to consider using a working party clearing the grave as a figurative subject. We think a figurative subject may be unique in the field of Paint Out competitions.

Our judge was Margaret Wyllie, painter, conceptual artist and illustrator. 2018