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 15, 2015

THREE PAPME MEMBERS in Bayview Gallery Exihibit

PAPME members Mary Byrom, Lennie Mullaney and Felicity Sidwell are in Bayview Gallery's first exhibit of the season “Local Color 2015”.  Shaking off the winter doldrums by featuring paintings by four artists with strong ties to mid-coast Maine, Local Color 2015 will showcase the alla prima work of Mary Byrom, the luscious pastels and oils of Sally Loughridge, the luminous landscapes of Lennie Mullaney and the boldly brushed oils of Felicity Sidwell. 
Help welcome spring with an Opening Reception for the artists on Friday, April 10th from 5 to 7 PM at the gallery in Brunswick - 58 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine.  The gallery is wheelchair accessible, with parking in the rear of the building and on Maine Street.
The exhibit will run from April 1 to May 2, 2015.  For more information, please call the gallery at 800-244-3007 or via email at art@bayviewgallery.com.

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