September 19, 2017

Congratulations to Kerry McInnis who is a finalist in this year’s NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. The annual Plein Air Art Prize is a landscape painting prize depicting a New South Wales subject. The finalists are exhibited at Parliament House, Sydney, between 3-27 October. The winning painting will permanently enter the collection of the New South Wales Parliament.The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. Contemporary Australian artists paint ‘en plein air’ both in the bush and the city. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW. Painting in the tradition of ‘en plein air’ allows the artist to capture something more than just the depiction of a landscape, adding mood and atmosphere to the setting.
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