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Ian, an RWA, Mall Galleries and Holburne Portrait Prize exhibited artist also paints the Portishead coastline.
ian price art – artist painting portraits and landscapes in oil paints from portishead near bristol UK
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Marina Painting this Weekend (5-6th Aug) and my Summer Painting Tour of Britain

This weekend I’m really excited to be taking part in the Marina Arts Trial in Portishead, I’ve had a small part in organising it along with the other Portishead Arts people and will be doing a demo on Saturday, wish me luck. Saturday is all about people coming along and joining in to do something arty. We’ll be supplying acrylic paint, boards and brushes, there’ll also be felting workshops and a pastel demo by Michelle Lucking. We’ll be hanging all the work around the Marina ready for Sunday which will be a day of celebration and relaxation for me as I won’t have to do a demo. I’m really looking forward to Paris, a renowned graffiti artist, painting a 25 foot yacht! I might do a painting of him painting. There’ll also be some skateboard trickery, the whole weekend is also raising money for youth projects in Portishead, you can pledge to buy one of the created art works online here, get in quick to bag a bargain, there are a limited number left.

Here’s a Marina painting from June.

Sunset catching Marina

Apologies for it being such a long time since the last post. I’ve been doing plenty of outdoor air painting all around the country, I only realised how much while writing this.

I had a quick trip in June to Lyme Regis on the South coast to paint with the very talented painters Maria Rose and Tom Stevenson.

Pink Flamingo, Lyme Regis


I’ve long heard about the Buxton Spa Prize competition and this year I had an opportunity to take part. I spent a warm, sunny day painting outside in the most gorgeous market town. The visit coincided with a farmers market that kept me well fed for the next few days too.



I spent a weekend at Priddy folk festival at the start of July, a chance to paint and sketch some performers as well as the crowds.

I went from there to a one day course with artist Richard Pikesley NEAC and by contrast painted some arable farm scenes in Wiltshire and picked up some tips too, mostly look harder!

Farmyard and Barley


I then had an opportunity to paint on the Gower with a load of other artists. The weather was so changeable I was oblivious to a red sunburnt neck until it was too late, the drizzle was deceptive. Apparently it’s not enough to have sun-tan lotion in your bag at your feet, you need to put it on your skin.

Worm’s Head, Gower


Last weekend I took part in Pintar Rapido, Europe’s largest outdoor painting event that runs annually in the Chelsea area of London. I did a little painting of the Albert Bridge in Chelsea on the day before that I was pleased with despite having left my turps at home.


Albert Bridge Chelsea

The prize ceremony on Sunday was a great opportunity to meet up with artists that I’ve previously only known through social media, one of whom Adam Ralston I’ve admired for a long while and I was very pleased when he was announced as the ultimate winner. Congratulations Adam.

More painting trips are coming up, look out for a bit of Cornwall followed by a bit more Wales. I can’t wait and I hope to see some of you this weekend.

Also don’t forget the Clevedon Art Club Open exhibition which opens and I’ll hopefully get some work selected for, perhaps some of these.

Don’t forget you can also follow me on twitter and on Instagram @ianpriceart as well as Facebook @ianpriceart or just browse the updated galleries on my website.

  1. Say Hello BS9 arts trail, Wave Goodbye N. Somerset Arts Week. Leave a reply
  2. Final weekend of my Open Studio Leave a reply
  3. My Open Studio Weekends in Portishead Leave a reply
  4. Clifton Suspension Bridge and More Leave a reply
  5. Selected for ING Discerning Eye for Third Year Leave a reply
  6. Another Lido show last weekend of November Leave a reply
  7. Portishead Lido show up and running Leave a reply
  8. Group Show at the Lido Cafe in Portishead & more Leave a reply
  9. In Bristol, Clevedon and Wells this month… Leave a reply
  10. Somerset Levels 2 Replies
  11. Everything has gone green 3 Replies
  12. Currently Exhibiting in Bristol and Bath Leave a reply
  13. To Hail and Back, a painting trip to Cornwall 3 Replies
  14. Mother and Welsh Dresser / Mam a’r Seld Leave a reply
  15. 2015 round up Leave a reply
  16. ROI and the Taylor Wessing Exhibitions 1 Reply
  17. Once Again Selected for ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London Leave a reply
  18. Another successful Portrait Course Leave a reply
  19. RWA Open Exhibition and the last chance in Clifton Village Leave a reply
  20. Currently exhibiting in… Leave a reply
  21. Update on Clifton Arts Club Open Leave a reply
  22. Clifton Arts Club Open Exhibition Leave a reply
  23. Eira Price Sketches Comments Off on Eira Price Sketches
  24. Art Challenge Wales Plein Air Portcawl Leave a reply
  25. Exhibiting in Bristol and Portishead Leave a reply
  26. Bank Holiday visit to Wales 2 Replies
  27. The Sun has set on N. Som. Arts Week 2015 Leave a reply
  28. My studio is open again tomorrow, Sat 9th and Sun 10th #NSAW #Venue10 2 Replies
  29. North Somerset Arts Week, Venue 10 in Portishead. Price, Sergeant, Lilley Leave a reply
  30. Paintings by Richard Sergeant also available at my Open Studio #NSAW15 #Venue10 Leave a reply
  31. Open Studio – Bank Hol Weekend Leave a reply
  32. The Sea Can Be Turquoise? Leave a reply
  33. Double Art – End of term life class report Leave a reply
  34. Chilly #pleinair #painting from #batterypoint #portishead 3 Replies
  35. Preview of North Somerset Arts Week Brochure entry for my open studio #NSAW Leave a reply
  36. Recent Oil Portrait Sketches Leave a reply
  37. Tools of trade #painting #art #portishead Leave a reply
  38. Have a Very Berry Christmas! Leave a reply
  39. Clevedon pop up gallery is going well and a new spot in Bristol Leave a reply
  40. A new pop up gallery is opening in Clevedon Leave a reply
  41. I’ve been selected for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. Opens tomorrow. Leave a reply
  42. Recent #oilportraits – everythings gone grey Leave a reply
  43. Sadly the Andrew James #oilpainting #portrait #course is over for another year. #bristol #portishead Leave a reply
  44. A #Clevedon #pleinair #painting round-up Leave a reply
  45. A new modernist direction? #painting #isitart Leave a reply
  46. Loved Clevedon Art Club Private view last night #clevedon Leave a reply
  47. Holiday Snaps from Brittany #pleinair Leave a reply
  48. Severn Bridges from Portbury Wharf, Portishead. Leave a reply
  49. Clifton Arts Club Open exhibition starts this week in #bristol Leave a reply