Plein Air paint-out welcomes international artist

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 09:01 AM.

Richards, who described his style as “spontaneous”, praised the marshes and shrimp boats in Eastpoint for being a major source of inspiration during his first visits.

In recent years, Richards has found greater reaction in the way sunlight touches his subjects.

Summers enjoys working outside and the challenges of open air painting. She noted that changing weather and light force an artist has to work quickly and decisively.

“When I paint I am trying to capture the light of a certain place and time,” she said, “I wish to reveal something to the viewer that they may not have noticed before.”

For the last 18 years Summers has painted, exhibited and taught in England and has contributed features to The Artist Magazine, a popular art publication.

She was selected to exhibit her art many times with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and was been awarded three prizes in the Institute’s annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

In 2012 she was the recipient of the Artist of the Year award by the Society of All Artist, a group which has over 45,000 members and was invited to paint at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on the river Thames by the BBC.

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