AN ART competition, celebrating the joy of painting outdoors, is taking place in Caerphilly this weekend.

Caerphilly Plein Air competition will be on Saturday, October 13, with artists aged 16 and over welcome to take part.

Participants should send their details in advance to:

The fun begins at 9.30am, on the ground floor of Y Galeri Caerffili/Visit Caerphilly Centre, where guests will pay the £5 entry free, and be given a blank canvas.

Artists are then free to roam Caerphilly, in search of a vista to paint, with masterpieces to be returned to the gallery at 4pm.

The idea is to encapsulate the essence of Caerphilly, with the winner selected by plein air artist, Louise Collis.

Y Galeri Caerffili is offering a £100 gift voucher as first prize, and all completed artworks will earn a spot in their online gallery.

For more information visit the gallery's website: