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, September 20, 2015


Forty-nine plein air painters gathered on a pristine day at Ocean Point in East Boothbay for the eleventh Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out. That evening Spruce Point Inn of Boothbay Harbor gave us a wonderful show and reception.
What a Day!!

FRONT ROW: Laurie Proctor Lefebvre, Suzanne Savage Brewer, Ed Buonvecchio, Erin McGee Ferrell, Hai-Ou Hou, Olena Babak, Judith McKenna, Liliana Thelander, Ellie Boyd, Ted Charron, Diane Dubreuil. SECOND ROW: Carole Palmer, Roberta Goschke, Bob Grant, Gail Morrison, Barbara Aras, Peter Yesis, Corinne McIntyre, John Caggiano, Livy Glaubitz, Sarah Greenier, Claudette Gamage, Penny Markley, Ruth Kaldor, Lisa LaMer, John Seitzer. THIRD ROW: Stephan Giannini, Diane Randlett, Ken Carlson, Tom Whittle, Suzanne Marinell, Luise Van Keuren, Mark Kelvin Horton, Andre Lucero, Bobbi Heath, Bruce Newman, Tom Greenier, Sally Smith, Oskar Thorarensen, Bruce McMillan, George Van Hook, Brad Betts.
NOT SHOWN: John Butke, Ken Harvey, Greg Laderer, Roger Milinowski, Dolores Rollins, Stuart Roper, Tony van Hasselt.

PHOTO by Betsy Betts

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