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.

Friday, September 19, 2014


This year the OPA Great Paint Out in East Boothbay on September 10, 2014 was attended by both the Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) and the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAPSE). The Southeast painters travelled very long distances (Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina etc.) to join us for the event. 
The weather was beautiful. The temperature perfect. Everyone had a great time. They would like to do it again next year. In fact we spent the whole week painting together and had a pizza party after the Paint Out!
There were 53 painters in all. What a week!!!!

Front row: Jane Chapin, Pam Padgett, Candy McKellar, Luise van Keuren, Ken Harvey, Bob Grant, Midge Coleman, Greg Laderer, Judy Pumfrey, Barbara Barclay, Helen St. Clair, Kathleen Billis, Corinne McIntyre, Diane Dubreuil
Second Row: Julian Sacks, Tom Whittle, Penny Markley, Pat Zolper, Dawn Whitelaw  Felicity Sidwell, Larry Pumfrey, Bobbi Heath, Anne Blair Brown, Paula Frizbe, Gwen Nagle, George Hayes
Third Row: Mitch Billis, Gene Klink, Ken Carlson, Geoff Bladon, Suzanne Marinell, Dan Graziano, Anne Self, Rick Reinert, Kevin Menck, Sarah Greenier, Tom Greenier, Ian Orman, Bill Farnsworth, Rich Nelson, Stephan Giannini, Scott Boyle
Not Shown: Kathy Baribeau, Brad Betts, John Caggiano, Margaret Canepa,  Andre Lucero, Larry Moore, Gail Morrison, Colin Page, Diane Randlett, Brett Weaver, Peter Yesis

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