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 four of us now has over 450 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 18 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.
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The Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) Show is outstanding! Forty two painters are exhibiting 118 paintings. The quality is amazing. If you get a chance go see it. It will run until November 17th at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor, 1 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 (207) 633-2703. One of the onlookers said "I think it is the best I have seen in Maine outside of Museums." Here are photos of the opening.