Painters featured at Plein Air 2013 take inspiration from the great outdoors

"So Much Going On," a plein air painting by Wendy Weldon. — Photo by Wendy Weldon

Last week, from September 9 through 14, the streets of Edgartown were sprinkled with plein air painters. The event, Plein Air 2013, sponsored by the Christina Gallery, the North Water Gallery, and Piknik Art and Apparel in Edgartown, featured local artists who took to the streets to paint “in the open air,” using natural light and often impressionistic styles. Participants included David Bareford, Traeger di Pietro, Herb Edwards, Lillia Frantin, John Hagen, Marjorie Mason, Anne McGhee, Brandon Newton, Marilyn Simandle, Jeanne Staples, John C. Traynor, Dan VanLandingham, Christie Velesig, Ken Vincent, and Wendy Weldon.

“The show went really well,” a representative from The North Water Gallery said in a phone conversation with The Times. “Having all three galleries involved was definitely a plus, and we’ve already sold a few of the paintings. It was a great end of the season celebration.”

Works from Plein Air 2013 will be on display at all three galleries through the end of the month. For more information, contact The Christina Gallery at 508-627-8794;, The North Water Gallery at 508-627-6002; or Piknik at 508-627-1066;