Our visit to Markham Arboretum

Pat McDermont

It was a beautiful day at Markham Nature Park and Arboretum earlier this month for 12 excited artists, as they joined the CAA Plein Air group on our first outing in over a year!

There was lots of laughter, chatter, reconnecting, meeting newcomers, and of course making ART, as we observed pandemic protocol for small groups outdoors.

For many of the artists, they were unaware of this secret garden in their own backyard and were thrilled with the many beautiful subjects to paint, sketch and photograph.

Gail Phillips

Spring is the season of new beginnings and our spirits were lifted as we came alive with new ideas, inspired to create beauty. It’s wonderful to begin Plein Air outings again! 

Renaye Johnson

Our next outing is Thursday, May 20th at the Ruth Bancroft Gardens in Walnut Creek. Your host for this outing will be Renaye Johnson. Click here to download the flyer.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Until then, continue staying safe, be well and continue making art!

Click here for the full schedule of 2021 Plein Air outings and locations,