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 471 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.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


The coastal town of Castine, Maine is the ideal setting for plein air painting.  The town and surrounding Penobscot Bay area continues to be a popular destination for many of America’s most famous artists.  The area possesses a stunning collection of beautiful landscapes, spectacular coastlines, historic architecture, and an abundance of unique New England charm. 
This year’s one-day plein air festival will take place on Saturday July 27th (rain or shine). Thirty five artists will be accepted to participate in the event, which will include artist awards and a public exhibition, reception, and art sale.  Host housing will also be available on a limited basis.
       www.castinearts.org for more information.

     Castine Arts Association
           Castine, Maine

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