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, March 30, 2014

MARY BYROM paints "FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!" for Portsmouth Restaurant Week

A unique art exhibit, "Food, Glorious Food" celebrating Portsmouth Restaurant Week will have a private preview showing at Kennedy Gallery and Framing on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 2-4 pm.

Noted seacoast "plein air" painter Mary Byrom will showcase her recent labor of love: painting the street ambiance outside Portsmouth's finest restaurants, and venturing inside to capture on canvas their most tantalizing dishes. All the various moods, flavors, enticing, kitchen aromas, tingling glasses, and candlelit conversation that make Portsmouth a food destination will be distilled into a colorful and lively display of "Food, Glorious Food!"

EXHIBIT:  "Food, Glorious Food!" 
DATE:  Public opening reception  Friday, April 4, 2014  First Friday Artwalk
TIME:   5pm~8 pm 
LOCATION:  Kennedy Gallery and Framing
ADDRESS:  41 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Kennedy Gallery: 
(603) 436-7007

Artist contact:  Mary Byrom http://www.marybyrom.com/blog/

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