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, April 10, 2016


PAPME member Philip Frey is teaching three plein air workshops this year. Information and links are below.

Dynamic Still Life Painting  
With Philip Frey
April 23 & 24, 2016 | Bangor, Maine
9am-4pm | Cost $225
Click here for more information

Painting Acadia 

Plein Air with Philip Frey 

July 17-23, 2016 | Bar Harbor, Maine 

Click here for more information

Painting Perceptions 

Plein Air with Philip Frey

August 30 - September 3, 2016 | Castine, Maine

Click here for more information

Philip Frey - Artist
PO Box 173 
Sullivan, ME 04664
(207) 422-2008

Student, Vcevy Strekalovsky of Hingham, MA writes, "Philip is a delight to work with, giving freedom yet challenges to students of all levels, based in a deep knowledge of expressionistic landscape painting." Read more testimonials here

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