En Plein Air

Twin Trees Festival – Our En Plein Air Tutors

A Brief Introduction

The tutors for the ‘En Plein Air’ event are two exceptional and experienced artists, Bridget Flannery and Jock Nichol. Bridget and Jock tutored at last 2019’s inaugural event, and we are really looking forward to welcoming them both back for our 2021 event.

Bridget Flannery

Since 1995 Bridget Flannery has taken part in, and led many Plein-Air sessions in Latvia and Northern Ireland. As a facilitator at VISUAL, Carlow she delivers painting and drawing workshops to a large number of groups as well as the Leaving Certificate Galleries Tour workshop.

For the festival En Plein Air, Bridget will concentrate on water based materials using acrylic and water-colour techniques to explore the landscape.

Jock Nichol

Jock Nichol, a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, has facilitated Plein Air workshops in Wexford, Laois, Dublin and Cork. Growing up in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills in Scotland, gave him an early fascination with the landscape.

Since moving to the Irish Midlands in 1991, the open spaces of the bog and forests of the Slieve Bloom Mountains have become his inspiration.

‘My paintings are a direct response to the landscape as experienced as opposed to being viewed through a secondary image or screen. They are reflections on experiences and observations of the Irish countryside.’



Tickets are available as a three day package, or can be purchased for individual days.
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Tutor, Jock Nichol in discussion with one of last year’s participants.


Bridget Flannery offers advice to one of the En Plein Air artists at the 2019 event.


Jock Nichol checking in on an En Plein Air artist, on day three of the 2019 event, which was set in Ballinakill village.


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