Busselton artists will get back in touch with nature this month as the ‘Plein Air’ exhibition takes hold of the Old Court House for April. Featuring the works of 13 local plein air painters, the Under the Southern Sky exhibition will focus on pieces created by local artists in a few short hours. Plein air painting was popularised in the 19th century by the likes of Claude Monet and Tom Roberts who made their studios in the open air. The new exhibit will celebrate small local scenes around Busselton. Plein Art seeks to challenge artists, teaching them to deal with changing weather conditions, flies and other distractions when painting a live scene. With the continued discomfort of being inside with other people during COVID-19, painting outside is making a resurgence in popularity, an intriguing affair for participants and spectators like. The Old Courthouse will be alive with colour on Wednesday, April 20 from 10am as the members of the local art group Outdoor Arties, meet up to paint the grounds of one of Busselton’s historic locations. Likeminded artists in the community are encouraged to join the members for this free fun morning painting and/or drawing, by bringing their favourite art medium and taking part. The exhibition will run from April 8-25 from 10am to 2pm, and is closed on Good Friday.