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.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


PAPME member Ken Carlson has a show of his plein air watercolor paintings at The First bank in Boothbay Harbor. He calls his show "Plein Ayuh Paintings of Maine". Ken seldom misses a paint-out with PAPME. One of his mentors is another PAPME member, Tony van Hasselt.
Ken's exhibition is sponsored by the Boothbay Region Art Foundation and The First. It may be viewed during business hours through April and May.  Those interested in purchasing Carlson’s work or commissioning future work may reach him at 207-582-5533, lcarlson3@myfairpoint.net or by contacting BRAF at 207-633-2733. To see a really nice article about Ken in the Boothbay Register go to this link.

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