Our fine city’s sights help to inspire some great art
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From the beautiful views along the River Wensum to the colourful sight of Norwich Market, our fine city inspired an array of wonderful paintings during this year's Paint Out Norwich open-air art competition.
More than 30 artists took part in this year's event and could be seen dotted around the city with their easels and paints earlier this week.
Last night the winning artists were revealed at a gala event launching the Paint Out Norwich exhibition at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry.
The overall winner was Chris Daynes for his painting Yellow Canoe, which also won the oil category.
The other four category winners were Between Showers by Richard Bond (watercolour), Guildhall Aglow by Alfie Carpenter (mixed media), Norwich Market by Robert Nelmes (freestyle), and Untitled NR1 by Tom Cringle (nocturne).
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James Colman, founder of Paint Out Norwich, said: 'This year's competition has neatly encapsulated the full range of plein air experience – sun, wind and rain and autumnal mists and glowing sunsets which create a bigger challenge.
'But the artists have not been deterred by anything and created some fantastic and diverse examples.
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'We are very grateful to the artists who rose to the challenge that we set of painting from canoes – two artists were even lashed together to make a catamaran! I really do urge people to visit the exhibition before it finishes next week.'
The Paint Out Norwich 2016 judges were: Sue Grayson Ford, founder of The Big Draw; artist and author David Curtis; and former Bonhams auctioneer Nick Holmes.
The Paint Out Norwich exhibition is at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry until Saturday, October 29. Free admission. For more information visit www.paintoutnorwich.org
Paint Out Norwich is part of the Hostry Festival. For more about Hostry Festival events, visit www.hostryfestival.org