En Plein Air: The Best Parks in London to Paint Outdoors

By Charlie Colville

11 months ago

Channel your inner Impressionist in some of London's greenest spaces


Painters have been flocking to London‘s parks for as long as they have been open, setting up their easels and paintbrushes for a day of painting ‘en plein air’. A term first coined by the French Impressionists, painting ‘en plein air’ (or, put simply, painting outside) gives artists the freedom to paint whatever they see in front of them – capturing that moment in time like a sensory photograph. Painting outdoors – whatever the weather – is a great way to relax. And, with the natural world right in front of you, there’s more than enough inspiration to go round. These are the best London parks to paint outdoors, having inspired paintings throughout the centuries, from Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro to Canaletto and Stanley Clare Grayson.

The Best Parks In London To Paint Outdoors

The Best Parks in London to Paint En Plein Air - Richmond Park

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