Artistic entrants are invited to make the most of their picturesque surroundings and showcase their creative skills at the same time next month - along with anyone else who fancies picking up a brush and easel - to paint Tenby’s Castle Hill.

On Wednesday, July 3 from 10am to 4pm, head up to Castle Hill to join in an open air painting event created by the seaside town’s Mayor Cllr Dai Morgan and fellow Town Council member artist Cllr Tom Sloan.

Paint whatever you like, and enjoy the chance to paint outside with other people. It’s open to anyone to have a go, no matter how good or bad you think you are at painting!

Those taking part will also be given the chance to exhibit their work at a Tenby Arts Show to be held in the De Valence Pavilion on August 10 and 11.

The Mayor and Tom who has held exhibitions at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery as well as featuring on Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year programme, came up with the idea after recently approaching Greenhill School about an idea to involve the students, meeting with head David Haynes and head of art Ali Lambert.

“It started off with the idea of a ‘Tenby arts fair’ to be held on South Parade where the students would have some stalls in amongst other traders, so hopefully they could not only show off their art, but commercially, go one step further and sell their own prints,” explained Cllr Morgan.

“We then eventually agreed that the next event ‘Paint Castle Hill’ should be open to anyone to have a go, no matter if you're a professional artist or if you have never picked up a brush before!”

The first street market was held on June 5 and after its succes, another will be held on July 17 alongside the historic Town Walls on South Parade.

“These events will hopefully happen every year and they are the foundations of many more art events to come for the community to get involved,” added Cllr Morgan.