This is a group for anyone interested in plein air painting in the Newcastle region and surrounds. Also known as 'en plein air' this style of landscape painting is done outdoors, in nature, and the most common mediums used are oil and watercolour paints, and pastels. I am an amateur plein air painter and professional illustrator. I started this group to encourage other amateur and professional plein air painters to join me on painting trips in the Newcastle region and beyond, and to share tips and advice. I will also invite professional plein air artists to come along to teach occasional classes. So let's get together and get painting!