My Pleinair Exhibition – My Journey so Far 

I am an experienced Staffordshire artist who enjoys painting in oils. My work is mainly inspired by my natural surroundings. Over the years, I have entered prestigious art competitions.


I am delighted to be having a solo Pleinair Exhibition at a fabulous art studio and gallery in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Running from the 6th of July to the 24th of July, a very warm welcome awaits you.


A selection of artwork by Lisa Oakley

A Selection of Art Work Being Prepared for the Exhibition


Entitled ‘Discovering Pleinair ‘ as, for the past three years, I’ve been discovering my local surroundings with fresh eyes and a renewed vision. I have also travelled further afield, in the continuous search for interesting subjects to paint.


The upcoming exhibition is a collection of over 70 pleinair works, covering a wide range of subjects from landscapes, seascapes, urban landscapes and still lifes.


Spring Lambs Painted at Tixall Farm


This exhibition explores my growing interest in our natural surroundings, and goes on to explore the dual challenges of experimenting with style and colour. Over the last three years I’ve learnt so much, and developed (I hope!) as a unique Pleinair Artist.


I am continuing to enjoy the challenge of outdoor painting, and later this year I am going continental for the first time, with a planned painting trip to Italy.


Where and When


The exhibition will be held at The Art Studio Gallery in Newcastle–Under–Lyme from Saturday 6th of July to Wednesday the 24th of July.


Opening Preview


Opening preview is Saturday, the 6th of July from 2 pm – 4 pm, and I would love to see you there.




The art studio gallery, with free customer parking, is situated at:

Unit Seven, The Barracks

Barracks Road




Opening hours


Opening hours are:

Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm

Saturday 9:30am till 4pm


Online Viewing


Online viewing can be found on the gallery website

The Art Studio UK

Also, on my own website where there are links to the art studio

 Lisa Oakley Art


You can also follow the exhibition on Facebook and Twitter




Painting weekend In Yorkshire Runswick Bay

I recently attended a great painting workshop in Yorkshire run by local artist Robert Brindley in and around Runswick Bay

With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire coast’s prettiest destinations. The sandy beach, which once provided anchorage for brightly coloured fishing boats, is now a family favourite for rock pooling, fossil hunting and coastal walks, where you can admire the breathtaking sea views.


We  set off Saturday morning nice and early to drive to Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast, we arrived just before 10am to be greeted by Robert and his wife and the other attendees on the workshop.

After a watercolor demo and a cup of tea I grabbed my art bag and easel and headed out to explore the delights of Runswick Bay. The scenery and location was stunning I was completely spoiled  for  painting locations. Over the weekend I painted 4 Pleinair oil sketches and did a few quick pencil sketches as well. The weekend went far to fast but please see the small oil sketches I did whilst I was away. All works are oil on board.. I am very grateful for all the advice given by Robert on his Painting weekend and would recommend his workshops

Please find details below on all of  Roberts work and also future workshops


The Beach Runswick Bay

The Historic Fishing Harbor Staithes

Working from a pencil sketch and photographs I finished this oil sketch at home


The White Cottage overlooking the Sea



I had a wonderful weekend note to self must get back soon