Ended – Big Art Competition – 2nd July 2022


Have you always fancied painting outdoors or from life?

Well now’s your chance. Join us at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh in their second ‘Big Art Competition’

The idea is to bring fellow artists together for a fun and creative day with the emphasis on fun!

Why not dust off your palettes and join in with the challenge of drawing or painting an original local scene around Farfield Mill in approximately 5 hours. (See rules below)

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been painting/drawing for years or only a few months; we all learn from new challenges and working from life with a time restriction is a challenge but hopefully very enjoyable.

To take part, please email us at hello@ruthclaytonartist.com to show your interest. This would be really helpful so that Ruth and Stuart have an idea of the number of people taking part.


  1. Each competing artist will present their paper or canvas for an official stamp, providing authenticity, between 9.00 am and 9.30 am on Saturday 2nd July 2022 (Farfield Mill)
  2. The official start time is 9.30 am and the finish time is 3.00 pm.
  3. Your picture can be in any convenient medium and your subject can be in or around Farfield Mill (3-mile radius) Maps will be provided on the day.
  4. Your picture needs to be mounted or ideally framed between 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm and hung in the room provided.
  5. The resulting artworks will be judged by a professional artist between 4.00 pm and 4.30 pm and the results announced to the winners and runners up soon after over refreshments. Prizes will be awarded.
  6. The entrance fee for the competition is:

Adults – £5 per stamped paper or canvas ( If you want more than one piece of paper stamped in case of accidents, etc, the second stamp will be charged at £2.50)

Children – £2.50 per stamped paper or canvas.