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, August 7, 2016

PAPME 12th Annual Great American Paint Out!

The PAPME 12th Annual Great American Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday September 7th from 8:30am to 4:00 pm.at Grimes Cove in East Boothbay 
Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues. 

Since it will be the same week as the Boothbay Harbor Fest and the week long event called “Stroke of Art”, we will be a part of it and Fishermans Wharf in Boothbay Harbor will be hosting our show that evening! The invited painters from Stroke of Art will be joining us.
It should prove to be an exciting day!

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