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 572 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 so rewarding.

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 either 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.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


PAPME Member Bill Tomsa would like to share several things going on with his art.

First of all, as previously reported in the blog, He is part of a group show at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery www.yarmouthframeandgallery.com/  titled "Resilient Spring".  This coming Saturday, April 27, at the gallery, a Gallery Conversation will be held from 4-6pm with gallery owner Beth Newman interviewing the participating artists.

Secondly, He is pleased to have been one of the artists selected to participate in the 6th annual  Paint for Preservation paint out and live auction by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. The date is Sunday, July 14 with the artists spreading out around Cape Elizabeth with the public invited to watch the painters in action.  There is a fee for the auction later in the afternoon.

And thirdly his painting, titled "Coke, Ice and Pumpkin Pie" (see attachment), was recently awarded second place in the Acrylics category in the Main Juried Art Show in Waterville.  This show is presented jointly by the Waterville Area Art Society www.waas.org and Waterville Main Street www.watervillemainstreet.org. The Maine Open Juried Art Show typically draws over 80 artists representing over 50 Maine communities and a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and other media.

Good for you Bill!

"Coke, Ice and Pumpkin Pie" 

1 comment:

Philip Frey said...

Congratulations Bill! See you in Cape Elizabeth in July.