Join Bermuda Plein Air Painters



The group was started in Jonah Jones’ backyard in Somerset about twelve years ago. Since that time the group has had eleven annual shows and will be having their next show at the Dockyard Arts Centre, opening September 27 2015.


To paint the Bermuda Plein Air painters, all you have to do is show up on a Sunday morning. The group is affiliated with Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, and you can find all the outings, directions and contact information on the Plein Air Schedule page that is found on the Arts Centre website. Of course, we also welcome you to join us as a member. Click here for the membership form.IMG_4676

From the Arts Centre’s website:

Plein Air Objectives

 To introduce painters, at all levels of expertise, to the joys and tribulations of working on location.


To introduce painters, at all levels of expertise, to the joys and tribulations of working on location.

For beginners, seeing how more experienced painters solve visual problems and the growth that comes from painting on a regular basis. For professionals, a chance to share expertise and get feedback on current work from their peers.

How It Works

Usually every week, depending on weather, an email is sent out to the group, saying that we are going to be at a particular location, most often on Sunday and occasionally on a Saturday. The meeting places vary from private homes to public spaces all over the island. We start around 9.30 and paint until noon, at which time we put up all the work that has been done and have a group critique, the object of which is to help people grow and improve their skills.

We all love a good critique!

During each session the more experienced painters in the group often spend time going around offering advice and encouragement to anyone who needs help.

Who can join us?

This is one of the most important points: Anyone and everyone is welcome. All we need from you is a current email address. We welcome people working in any media, and our group includes absolute beginners and experienced professionals working side by side. We presently have more than 60 names on our list. Typically, about ten people show up for any given session. Some painters come for a few sessions and then reappear a few months later. One steadfast member painted with us all through her pregnancy and and then came back with us while dad stayed home with the new baby.
To join us, print this membership form out, then email it or fax it back to Arts Centre at Dockyard (email address and fax number are included on the form).