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, October 26, 2014

PAPME Well Represented in Art In ME Show

Out of 130 pieces accepted into the Art In ME Show, forty-nine (49) pieces were accepted from thirty one (31) PAPME members!  Congratulations Debra Arter, Harry Beskind, Geoff Bladon, John Butke, Maddie Lou Chapin, Dan Corey, Cheryl Dahn, June Elderkin, Barbara Eldred, Virginia Forest, Kathleen Fox, Claudette Gamache, Sandra Griffin, Ellen Hutcheson, Carol Jessen, Sue Kibbe, Jean Kigel, Laurie Proctor-Lefebvre, Jennifer Litchfield, Mark Mellor, Ian Orman, Ellen Pelletier, Lea Peterson, Julian Sacks, Felicity Sidwell, Joyce Steel, Gwen Sylvester, Bill Tomsa, Tony van Hasselt, Luise van Keuren.

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