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South East Plein Air

Location: Wexford & South East Ireland.
Members: 114
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2021

SEPA is an association of amateur and professional painters who paint together regularly outdoors in S.E. Ireland. All artists are welcome. SEPA organises Ireland's 'Art in the Open' plein air festival. SEPA membership is free. NB. As with all Paint-Outs posted on Plein Eire, these events are simply notifications of intent by one individual to be at a particular place and time to paint. Each member's participation is entirely at his/her own risk. No responsibility for harm or loss of person or property on the part of anyone else is intended or implied. 

 For photos of SEPA's previous paint outs, click on this link: SEPA photos

Here are a few ideas for paint-out venues. Please add your own suggestions and we'll get a schedule together for the coming weeks. Your addfitional recommendations welcome.

Ballinkeele House

Newtownbarry House & Gardens

Dunamore Wood (Borodale) (no facilities)

Rosslare Harbour Lagoon


Wexford Beaches

Wexford Gardens

The Still Pond, near Enniscorthy

 As ever, it is weather permitting, so in case the organiser needs to cancel, please indicate by RSVP for each event so a single message will let everyone know if an event is 'On' or 'Off'.

In particular, it seems smaller villages where we have access to coffee and a bite and a chance to say'hello' are sought-after venues. Here are some suggestions:

 DuncormickScreenKillinickLady's Island, ClohamonSaltmillsSlade

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Comment by Sheila Mac Nally on October 13, 2021 at 16:39

In case you havent heard, Southeast Plein Airs own Tony Robinson features on tonights Sky Portrait Artist of the year! Sky arts is now a freeview channel, possibly number 11 so you don’t need a subscription to view it. Its also available via the Now TV app. 

Comment by Sheila Mac Nally on September 30, 2021 at 18:52

Paintout Kilmokea House this Sunday Oct 3rd will be our last scheduled Paintout of 2021 and the weather looks decent Plenty of shelter at Kilmokea if we get a shower and good coffee in the conservatory. See you there about 11 

Comment by Plein Eire Administrator on September 19, 2021 at 9:46

Paint Out today, Sunday 19th September:  

Comment by Plein Eire Administrator on August 28, 2021 at 12:00

Comhaltas Youth Session: - fiddles, uilleann pipes, harps etc., will be playing tomorrow at Johnstown Castle from 3pm until about 5pm if anyone would like to paint there, I am assured we would be very welcome. (Johnstown admission fee payable).

Comment by Sheila Mac Nally on July 12, 2021 at 13:43

Since we got rained off on Sunday we’re  meeting on Tuesday July 13th to paint at the Hook. Meet at the lighthouse at 11. 

Comment by Sheila Mac Nally on July 4, 2021 at 13:28

Hi Margaret, I’ll message you my phone number so you can join the WhatsApp group, check your inbox on this site, I forget to post here sometimes 

Comment by Plein Eire Administrator on July 4, 2021 at 10:50

Hi Margaret. You're joined up and should see any new paint-outs posted. There's also a Whatsap group in parallel with this site and you will probably want to be included in it. Message Sheila MacNally to add you, if you wish to avail of it.

Comment by Margaret Hennessy on July 3, 2021 at 13:55

I'm only getting to grips with this site now.  I would love to be let know about paintouts with the group if you wouldn't mind me joining you.  I won't be able to attend all but would love to be able to attend some of them.  I will hopefully get to meet you at the art in the open event

Comment by Sheila Mac Nally on June 24, 2021 at 20:18

PAINTOUT TALBOT LAKE. Weather looks great for this weekend. Castle Talbot is a lovely Georgian house near Blackwater. Meet at the coffee dock at 11am If anyone would like to be added to the SEPA WhatsApp group send me a message here with your details.

Comment by Sheila Mac Nally on June 17, 2021 at 21:00

Location: Johnstown castle cafe

Hi all, it looks like a wet one this sunday but we might get lucky. Im choosing Johnstown Castle as this weeks paintout location in the hope that we can find shelter if we need it. Meet in the cafe area at 11


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