A few years ago four professional plein-air painters from the Boothbay region were at an opening. (Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski and Ron and Monique Parry). Ron said, "Since we all usually paint by ourselves why don't we go out every Wednesday and paint together". And so the "Plein Air Painters of Maine" was born. What started out with just four of us now has six Chapters with over 511 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 20 people painting. In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comraderie, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is great.

The Boothbay Region, in fact, all of Maine, has a wealth of subject matter to paint. The sea, the coastal rocks, endless skies, seabirds, lobster boats, docks, fish houses...etc. It is so beautiful. A painters paradise.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact the Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.


We shall post news of shows, awards, and other exciting things that happen to us. Send any news you would like others to know about to cmcintyrepaintings@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


PAPME member, Ken Carlson is having an exhibit of his watercolors entitled "The Creative Realism of Ken Carlson" at the Monkitree Gallery on 263 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine.The show runs from November 13 - January 6. The opening reception is November 13, 5:30-8:30pm. There will be a second reception on December 4, from 5:30-8pm during the Artwalk Gardiner event. 
Monkitree Gallery https://www.monkitree.com/About-Us/Upcoming-Shows.html  says this of Ken: "The blank page offers a challenge to Ken Carlson and faced with the challenge, Ken is determined to have fun. Just as a jazz performer creates fresh melody over a repeating cycle of chord changes, Ken takes a familiar landscape and offers something surprising.
Familiar scenes of Gardiner become less familiar and more wondrous in the hands of Ken Carlson. His experience as an illustrator and cartoonist has had an impact on Ken Carlson’s painting style. Often working plein air, he frees himself to play with a landscape he is familiar with- adding elements, skewing perspective, tilting structures. Ken imbues buildings and landscapes with character. Whether it is a feed store bowing under the weight of its years or a new gazebo tilting toward a nearby sculpture, you can sense these structures have feelings.
Ken drew editorial cartoons for the Kennebec Journal from 1985-2002. He enjoyed watercolor color painting off and on over the years. Or so he thought, “I took my first workshop with Tony van Hasselt, then the fun began and I started painting Plein Air, or as I like to say, “Plein Ayuh.”

Sunday, October 18, 2015

PAPME Well Represented in ART in ME SHOW

The ART in ME Show at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation is in full swing now and looks great! Out of 236 entries this year 95 pieces of work were selected for exhibition. Out of the 95 pieces selected 24 were PAPME Members. That is 25% of the exhibitors! The BRAF Gallery will be open from 11AM until 4PM, Wednesday through Sunday, until Thanksgiving. Hope you get a chance to see it.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


ART in ME 2015, Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s 6th annual invitational exhibit will run from October 17th to November 9th at One Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 
Art in ME is a statewide, “state-of-the-art” exhibit whose mission is to showcase contemporary artists of Maine who are expressing creativity in both subjective and objective views.
This year’s judge is the well-known reporter of Maine’s art and cultural scene, Bob Keyes, of Maine Media’s Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram.
Prizes include $500 for Best in Show & People’s Choice; also awarded will be Second Place, Third Place and 2 Honorable Mentions of lesser amounts. The reception and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, October 17th, 5 to 7 pm.

There should be many PAPME members represented.

RICK DICKINSON to Have Paintings in New Gallery/Studio Opening

PAPME member Rick Dickinson is pleased to announce the opening of his new studio/ gallery, “STUDIO NORTH” as he participates in "New Hampshire Open Doors", a statewide touring event. 
Save the dates Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, 9am to 6pm to visit Dickinson and Company Fine Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. Meet painters Margaret Carrier, Deidre Riley and Rick and view their traditional fine art paintings in the style of The Boston School.

STUDIO NORTH is located on the fourth floor of the Langer Building at 55 South Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 30101.  From 293 in Manchester exit at Granite Street.  Drive east on Granite Street over the river and turn right on Commercial to number 55, the last mill building on the right.  The elevator to the fourth floor is located at the south entrance (riverside) and stairs at the east entrance.
For more information call Rick at 207-350-5772

Good Luck and Best Wishes Rick

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Forty-nine plein air painters gathered on a pristine day at Ocean Point in East Boothbay for the eleventh Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out. That evening Spruce Point Inn of Boothbay Harbor gave us a wonderful show and reception.
What a Day!!

FRONT ROW: Laurie Proctor Lefebvre, Suzanne Savage Brewer, Ed Buonvecchio, Erin McGee Ferrell, Hai-Ou Hou, Olena Babak, Judith McKenna, Liliana Thelander, Ellie Boyd, Ted Charron, Diane Dubreuil. SECOND ROW: Carole Palmer, Roberta Goschke, Bob Grant, Gail Morrison, Barbara Aras, Peter Yesis, Corinne McIntyre, John Caggiano, Livy Glaubitz, Sarah Greenier, Claudette Gamage, Penny Markley, Ruth Kaldor, Lisa LaMer, John Seitzer. THIRD ROW: Stephan Giannini, Diane Randlett, Ken Carlson, Tom Whittle, Suzanne Marinell, Luise Van Keuren, Mark Kelvin Horton, Andre Lucero, Bobbi Heath, Bruce Newman, Tom Greenier, Sally Smith, Oskar Thorarensen, Bruce McMillan, George Van Hook, Brad Betts.
NOT SHOWN: John Butke, Ken Harvey, Greg Laderer, Roger Milinowski, Dolores Rollins, Stuart Roper, Tony van Hasselt.

PHOTO by Betsy Betts

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PAPME 11th Annual Great Paint Out

The PAPME 11th Annual Great Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday September 9th from 8:30am to 4:00 pm. Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues. 
This year it is going to be in coordination again with the PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE SOUTHEAST (PAPSE) who are coming up to paint with us for a week like they did last year. 
Since it will be the same week as the Boothbay Harbor Fest which is a week long event called “Stroke of Art”, we will be a part of it and Spruce Point Inn will be giving us a show that evening. This will be attended by both the Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) and the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAPSE). The Southeast painters travelled very long distances to join us for the event. 
It should prove to be an exciting day!

Friday, August 14, 2015

PAPME Member TINA INGRAHAM to Teach Workshop

PAPME Member, Tina Ingraham will be teaching a Three-day Workshop in Stonington, Maine September 8-10 called "En Plein-Air Painting: The Mindful Painter©"
Daily classes:
1:00 PM  - 4:00 PM on the 8th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on the 9th and 10th

$400.00 (includes “shed” rental)
$100.00 non-refundable deposit by September 1st  
Class Size: 6 Minimum: 10 Maximum

For More Information and/or to sign up, email or write. 
Tina Ingraham Studios
Four Centre Street
Bath, ME 04530

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


PAPME Member, Kathy Baribeau's paintings are in a Summer Show and Sale at the Casco Bay Art League from August 7 to 14, every day from 11am to 6pm. The Artists Reception will be on August 7 from 4-6pm at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell Maine. Good Luck Kathy.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Paintings of PAPME Member, the Late JULIAN SACKS to be in Group Show in Damariscotta

PAPME member, the late Julian Sacks paintings will be in a group show at the Damariscotta River Grill July 27 through September 13. Julian was always so happy to join the Plein Air Painters on Wednesday mornings. He will be remembered by all of us through his paintings.

Reception July 29, 4pm to 6pm


PAPME member, Lennie Mullaney has created a three day plain air weekend Friday - Sunday, July 17-19 in Prescott Park and greater Portsmouth NH.  Carol Aronson-Shore is the juror. There will be a first prize of $300, 2nd prize $200 and 3rd prize $100.
Click here for registration form and prospectus:  Wet Paint Registration
For more information, go to www.nhartassociation.org
or contact: 
Lennie Mullaney, 248 Willard Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801 602-828-4556

PAPME MEMBER ALEXANDRA PERRY--WEISS Shares new Workshop News and Offer





OCT 9-19 2015

 10 glorious days of Plein Air Landscape Painting
 with an extraordinary instructor, one of Australia's best!


When you each register, just add your friend's name in the space for Questions/Notes at the end of the Registration Form and we'll take care of it from there!

 A Whisson painting of the Sorrento Coast!  
The class is Oct 9-19 2015. We'll stay right in Sorrento and 
take a few day trips: to paint on the Isle of Capri; 
a drive along the Amalfi Coast to Pompeii 
where we will have a guided tour and to Herculaneum; 
then to Massa Lubrenze for a day of painting. 
You'll have all the time you need with Colley and then some, 
wonderful food, good company...and by registering now, 
extra cash in your pocket!  
Do check our website for details and to register right online!
$3795 without the discount…$3495 for non painting companions…
no airfare; the website explains everything else that is included
(You might want to pick up 
some Euros now while the rate is low.
..more savings!!)

 Sorrento waterfront scenery..
Sorrento in October will be cooling off and emptying out.
..we'll have a wonderful time! 
Colley is great company as well as a magnificent painter and teacher
...he is an award winning and popular Australian painter
...we are very happy to have him teach for us!
His work speaks for itself:...click here to go to his website!
Contact me directly by phone or email with any questions. 
See you in Sorrento!
Lyn Donovan
Paint Away; Art Workshops Abroad!/
Coastal Maine Art Workshops..

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ed Buonvecchio to Participate in Ocean Park Festival

PAPME member, Ed Buonvecchio,  edbuonvecchio.com will be one of 8 artists participating at the Ocean Park Plein Air Festival for the second year. The painting competition starts July 15-17 with a "Meet the Artist" event July 14. 
Good Luck Ed!

Ocean Park is a summer assembly, a Chautauqua style community, that will be celebrating its 135th year in 2015. It is about ½ mile wide and ½ mile long. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean (Saco Bay) in the east and a stand of 100+ feet tall hemlock trees, known as Guild Park in the west. Its southern boundary is The Goosefare Brook and home to a Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. On the north, Tunis Ave marks the end of Ocean Park as it blends in to Old Orchard Beach. For a better view, visit Ocean Park using Google Earth. To get a better idea of what Ocean Park is to its people check out Friends of Ocean Park, Maine on Facebook.
July 14: Meet the Artists ........Porter Hall from 5:00-6:30 pm Come and meet the artists who will be painting throughout Ocean Park this week. 
July 17: Judging at the Temple 1:00 pm Philip Frey of Ellsworth will judge the artists on their final work.
July 17: Wet Paint Sale at the Temple 5:00-7:00pm Come to the Temple and make your one-of-a-kind purchase of Ocean Park scenes! Cash, checks made out to The Ocean Park Association, or credit cards will be accepted for all purchases.

Ed Buonvecchio to Have Solo Show

PAPME Member Ed Buonvecchio is having a solo show at Winter Harbor Public Library from Saturday, July 18 through August 8, 2015. The Opening Reception is on Saturday, July 18, 2-4 at 18 Chapel Lane, Winter Harbor Maine.
The Winter Harbor Library is open Wednesday, 12-4, Friday 10-4 

Feel free to post the poster below.   

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Registration is still open for the 1st Annual Bucksport Arts Festival on Saturday, August 15th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  We are almost to the halfway mark, so please sign up today to save your space!  

The festival will be held on the waterfront walkway along Main Street in Bucksport.  The walkway is a beautiful location framed by views of Penobscot Bay, Fort Knox, and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.  We're located just 30 minutes from Bangor, Belfast, and Ellsworth--the perfect location to capture summer tourist traffic. 

We'll be joined by delicious food vendors and a bluegrass band for all to enjoy.  Rain or shine, we'll be planning for a big crowd!

Registration is only $60 for a 10' x 10' booth space.  Fine artists and craftspeople of all types are encouraged to apply.  We have a excellent mix of artists so far, including fiber, painting, drawing, jewelry, and photography!

To apply, visit http://www.bacasmaine.org/bucksportartsfestival.html.  You can also visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BucksportArtsFestival to see some of the artists who have registered to date. 

I hope you'll join us.  Please feel free to contact me at 852-9570 with any questions that you may have.

Best wishes,
Lyndsey Marston

Festival Coordinator and Artist

Friday, March 27, 2015

DAVID LUSSIER To Teach a Workshop in Ogunquit

PAPME member, David Lussier will be teaching a workshop this August in Ogunquit. For all you Southern Maine painters this is a great opportunity.

OGUNQUIT, MAINE   AUGUST 26 - 28, 2015   $400
Contact info:  tmbonita@gmail.com   (603) 819-9100
For more information go to: www.ogunquitartcolony.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

PAPME Member MIKEL WINTERMANTEL C.M. to have Painting on Copper Workshop

PAPME Member, Mikel WinterMantel C.M. has announced his Painting on Copper Workshop. Below are the particulars.

OGUNQUIT, MAINE (AUGUST 19 - 21, 2015  ($375) 
Contact Info:   tmbonita@gmail.com (603) 819-9100
Info on website: www.ogunquitartcolony.com

Sunday, March 15, 2015

THREE PAPME MEMBERS in Bayview Gallery Exihibit

PAPME members Mary Byrom, Lennie Mullaney and Felicity Sidwell are in Bayview Gallery's first exhibit of the season “Local Color 2015”.  Shaking off the winter doldrums by featuring paintings by four artists with strong ties to mid-coast Maine, Local Color 2015 will showcase the alla prima work of Mary Byrom, the luscious pastels and oils of Sally Loughridge, the luminous landscapes of Lennie Mullaney and the boldly brushed oils of Felicity Sidwell. 
Help welcome spring with an Opening Reception for the artists on Friday, April 10th from 5 to 7 PM at the gallery in Brunswick - 58 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine.  The gallery is wheelchair accessible, with parking in the rear of the building and on Maine Street.
The exhibit will run from April 1 to May 2, 2015.  For more information, please call the gallery at 800-244-3007 or via email at art@bayviewgallery.com.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


George Van Hook, a really good painter and teacher, has agreed to do a two day plein air workshop for us this coming fall, September 4th and 5th.

The class size will be small (no more than 12) so that George can give his undivided attention.

The cost for George's workshop is $275 for the two days. 
To see his work on the web go to
He will also be teaching at the Plein Air Convention in California this April. So we are lucky to have him on the east coast too.

There are already 3 students lined up so after we get 9 more we will have to close it. We will have a waiting list too. 

If you are interested and want to sign up just email opstudio@roadrunner.com and we will send you the particulars.

This article about George Van Hook was in the Outdoor Painter magazine recently.  http://www.outdoorpainter.com/tips/spotlight-on-pace-faculty-george-van-hook-and-hopping-coasts.html

Monday, January 12, 2015

PAPME Member KEN HARVEY in Biennial Exhibition

PAPME Member Ken Harvey has had a painting accepted into the open juried Biennial Exhibition showing at the Atrium Art Gallery at the University of Southern Maine, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME. The opening reception is Friday, January 16, from 6-8 pm. Ken would love to see you or any other members of PAPME there. Congratulations, Ken!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


Mary Byrom, Our Southern Chapter Organizer, is teaching a 2015 Winter Class. Mary is a great teacher and painter.

2015 WINTER CLASS ~ “PAINTING WITH CONFIDENCE” ~ Level:  Beginner to Intermediate
Class Description:  Learn to paint with confidence. This class is for painters who enjoy painting and want to improve their skills. Individual development will be nurtured. You will learn how handle challenging situations and become skilled at painting in the studio and/or en plein air. In the studio we will paint and practice exercises that specifically focus on refining our handling of paint and how to create the effects we want. We will learn how to mix and paint with fresh, clean color and how the use of form, line, value and temperature is important. We will learn how to make decisions and choices to keep our painting process on track. We will learn how to critique our own paintings and use memory exercises that will improve our painting. Students at all levels of painting will be able to improve through this process.  If you need to purchase paint and brushes for class please contact me.
Beginner and Intermediate painters are welcome.
Mary Byrom
102 Wells Street
North Berwick, ME 03906