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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

PAPME Member MICHAEL CHESLEY JOHNSON featured in Southwest Art Magazine.

"Painting the National Parks"
"PAPME member Michael Chesley Johnson, who has a studio on Campobello Island, NB and Lubec, Maine, is featured in the September edition of Southwest Art Magazine.  In an article about 26 artists participating in the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art on location in Arizona, Johnson is quoted as saying, "I'm painting at one of the world's most spectacular locations with some of the world's best outdoor painter's"  In celebration of the National Park Serivce's centennial, artists also had the option to paint a scene inspired by any of the parks in the system.  Johnson submitted "Towards Otter Point" in Acadia National Park, and the artwork was reproduced in the magazine.  To follow his blog posts about the event:  
  Great news...Congratulations Michael!

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