PAINT ON THE MOUNTAIN 2022 Plein Air Competition West Vancouver Call for Artists

It’s back! British Pacific Properties is once again hosting its annual PAINT ON THE MOUNTAIN competition this July 30th –31st , 2022.

Application Due Date: June 7 – July 3rd, 2022

Location: Hollyburn Mountain (off Cypress Bowl Road)

Costs: No Cost for Entry or Participation

Competition Dates: July 30th – July 31st, 2022

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Plein Air Painting on the North Shore with Sheree Jones :: July 2022

Painting ‘en plein air’ is the best way to record your observations in any environment.

Date: July 12 & 13, 2022

Time: 10am – 4pm daily

Location: North Shore Locations

Costs: $300

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2022 Grand Prix of d’Art

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach invites you to paint en plein air in our twenty-ninth annual Grand Prix d’Art painting race. Each year we attract plein air painters from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland as well as hundreds of spectators.


Date: July 8 to August 26, 2022 :: 9am-2pm

Who: Artists of all skill and experience levels. Where: Downtown Qualicum Beach

Location: The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

Costs: $24.00 There is a T-shirt included in your entry fee!

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Plein Air One on One Instruction w Michael King

Want to try your hand at Plein Air Painting but don’t know where to start or need guidance when it comes to painting outside?

Date: Booking between March 2 – Dec 18, 2022

Location: From West Vancouver to the Fraser Valley

Cost: From $150.00

Supply List: Your own painting gear for painting outside or Michael can supply one Plein Air, oil painting setup if needed.



More Information:

Schedule one on one or a small group (up to four artists) of private Plein Air instruction. Just choose the date and time that suits your schedule. Registration link below.

Each session is 3 hours long and you will paint at one of Michael’s favourite spots or he can find a location close to you*.

Sessions cover how to choose what to paint, composition, what to look out for, what the best approach is, etc. Alternatively, each session can be customized towards your specific requirements and questions.

*From West Vancouver to the Fraser Valley only.



It is easy to register with no credit card required when submitting your appointment. Payment can be over the internet (visa/mastercard), in person (visa/mastercard), or cash.

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“The Magic of Painting from Life” :: Mexico, March 2022 :: 7 Days with Sheree Jones

A seven day oil and acrylics workshop at Casa Buena Art Retreat in Mexico. This workshop is in an unspoiled region of the Mexican coast where you will be taken directly from the airport to a private retreat for the entire week.

Date: March 2 – 9, 2022

Location: Casa Buena Art Retreat, Mexico (map)

Cost: $1800.00 CDN (Cost includes most art supplies, 7 days accommodations, transport to and from airport, all meals, entertainment and a one day field trip)


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Join professional artist and keen landscape & still life painter Sheree Jones as she shares her passion for painting “from life” both in the studio and outdoors “en plein air” in Mexico.

Sheree’s energetic and fun loving spirit will inspire you to enjoy your days creating and experimenting in a relaxed and supportive environment.

This workshop is designed for all levels of oil and acrylic painters wanting to take their work to the next level. There will be plenty of one on one instruction with time for positive and encouraging conversation

Learn to paint with confidence using a simple palette of warm and cool colours. This workshop is open to all levels. There will be plenty of one on one instruction with time for positive and encouraging conversation.

Sheree will share her tips and techniques on:

  • Working with a limited palette
  • How to keep it simple …and mix the colours you want
  • How to edit a scene and create a solid composition
  • The importance of a thumbnail and value sketch
  • How to keep your sense of humour in the field “en plein air”

Are you a new painter looking for some inspiration in a relaxed environment? Are you an avid painter looking to take your work to the next level? Then this fun and informative workshop is for you!

Message from your hosts:
“While you’re busy creating art, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will be working hard, ensuring that your stay is a memorable one. Outstanding food, accommodations, and field trips will satisfy your desire for both comfort and adventure.”



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