Jonathan Cassidy

Jonathan Cassidy Plein Artist at work

He is a "plein air" artist - he paints outside.

This  includes a number of night paintings and winter scenes. Working outdoors is very different from painting from sketches or photographs. Firstly, working outdoors creates a great sense of urgency as the light and conditions change so rapidly, especially here beside the Atlantic.

As well, you see all kinds of interesting things while spending time on location.  You see changes in the colours and light, creatures come and go as they get used to your presnce and these can be added in. There is so much more information available in front of you than from a photogragh. It is very energising to work outside and it means you work faster, with a sense of urgency and passion.