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.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


PAPME member Midge Coleman is having a solo show of seventeen paintings
at the Pemaquid Watershed Association offices at 15 Courtyard Street, Damariscotta (above and behind the Salt Bay Restaurant).
The opening reception is on Friday, August 29th from 4:30-5:30 pm. The show runs through August 25 to October 3rd and the gallery (second floor) is open weekdays from 9:30-4:30 pm.
Good Luck, Midge!!

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