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, February 24, 2015


George Van Hook, a really good painter and teacher, has agreed to do a two day plein air workshop for us this coming fall, September 4th and 5th.

The class size will be small (no more than 12) so that George can give his undivided attention.

The cost for George's workshop is $275 for the two days. 
To see his work on the web go to
He will also be teaching at the Plein Air Convention in California this April. So we are lucky to have him on the east coast too.

There are already 3 students lined up so after we get 9 more we will have to close it. We will have a waiting list too. 

If you are interested and want to sign up just email opstudio@roadrunner.com and we will send you the particulars.

This article about George Van Hook was in the Outdoor Painter magazine recently.  http://www.outdoorpainter.com/tips/spotlight-on-pace-faculty-george-van-hook-and-hopping-coasts.html

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