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 550 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 great.

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 the 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, October 2, 2016


PAPME member, Kathy Baribeau has had three paintings selected for the 2016 Yarmouth Art Festival. A record number of 495 pieces were entered in the show by artists across the state and only 169  paintings were chosen. 
The show will be held October 19-22 at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Yarmouth Maine.
An online show catalog displays all the pieces in the show along with info about each artist. View the catalog and see Kathy's paintings. http://yarmouthartfestival.com/catalog/
The show will be open Wednesday October 19 through Friday October 21 from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. An artists' reception will be held Thursday October 20 from 5:30 to 8 pm.
Congratulations Kathy!

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