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, Philip Frey is offering three plein air painting workshops in 2013: Damariscotta, Monhegan Island and Winter Harbor, Maine. Each day students will work on specific exercises including: several small quick paint studies, limited color palettes, brush ventures and composition challenges. The instructor will give two demonstrations and daily one-on-one instruction. Philip is known for his hands-on, informative and skilled teaching style. Here are what painting students are saying about Philip’s workshops, “His teaching style is positive, reinforcing, instructional, and gifted." -Andy Carpentier. “What’s wonderful about Philip’s instruction is that he often commences a class or workshop with an opening demonstration. It isn’t just about instruction from the sidelines, he teaches from example. One of the most beneficial lessons I’ve had in all of my Art education was watching Philip develop a painting from its very beginnings to its very end: It educated me about the “Process” of painting. For me, that was priceless,” M. Zamora, Freeport, Maine.

Plein Air Painting
May 4 & 5, 2013 | 9am-4pm | $210 members / $225 non-members Info: River Arts, Damariscotta, ME Tel 207.563.1507

Painting Downeast
June 27-30, 2013 | Winter Harbor, ME | $400 | Registration Info:  www.philipfrey.com
Tel 207.422.2008

Painting Monhegan: A Master Class
August 12-15, 2013 | Monhegan Island, ME | $450 | Registration Info:  www.philipfrey.com Tel 207.422.2008

Philip Frey’s paintings can be seen at the Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, and Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunk, and on his web site, www.philipfrey.com.

High-resolution images are available in 24hrs upon request. For more information please contact Philip Frey at 

Philip Frey Fine Art
PO Box 173, Sullivan, ME 04664
Email: philip@philipfrey.com
Web:   http://www.philipfrey.com
Tel:     207.422.2008

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