Plein-Air Painting & Extreme Conditions with Diego Narvaez




FREE per person


1h 30min

About This Experience

Join Diego Narvaez and delve into the dynamic world of plein-air painting.  Prepare to enjoy the spontaneity of plein-air painting and to gather inspiration for studio works. Learn about essential materials and setting up for outdoor painting.  Gain helpful tips, funny anecdotes, and dos and don'ts for adventuring with paint outdoors. 

Diego will discuss his painting journeys from Antarctica to Mexico City and beyond in various climates and conditions. Discover how he embraced the unexpected challenges and joys of painting in the elements, turning them into memorable experiences and fuel for artistic expression.  This event will inspire you and give practical advice for your next plein-air painting endeavour!


Strathmore 400 Series Recycled Sketch Pad 

Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Pads

Opus Essential Gesso 

Opus Essential Graphite Pencil Set of 6

Conte Sketching Pencils

Opus Essential Acrylic Introductory Set of 6 x 21ml Tubes

Princeton RealValue Brush Set of 6

Transportable Easel

Pro Tapes® Artist's Tapes

Water brushes

Legion Glassine Paper Sheet 24" x 36"

Rag, plastic cup

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About Your Host

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Diego Narvaez was born in Mexico City. He lives and works in Sooke, on Vancouver Island. Through his work, Diego reflects on the contemporary landscape while creating visual metaphors of how we, as a society, construct reality through sight and how this affects our relationship with the environment. He has painted in different surroundings and conditions, from Antarctica to Iceland, Mexico City to the West Coast of North America. Narvaez has presented solo exhibitions in important venues in Mexico. His current exhibition is at Art Sales & Rental in the Vancouver Art Gallery. Collectively, he has participated in exhibitions in the USA, Argentina, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is now collaborating with scientists and indigenous artists to address our relationship with the land and the oceans.

Instagram: @diegonarvaezh
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