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.


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Monday, April 10, 2017


PAPME member Ted Matz has announced his new workshop in August.

Plein Air Maine Painting Workshop 
With Ted Matz
In Bath, Orr’s Island and Bailey’s Island, Maine

August 14-20, 2017
The Plein Air Maine Painting Workshop will be a great learning experience, offering daily painting excursions, personalized attention and friendly critiques. All levels of experience are welcome and students can work in any medium of their choice.  
What you will learn!

Learn to add more drama to your paintings through step-by-step demonstrations, while receiving instruction that will develop a greater understanding of the core principles of plein air painting.

Daily instruction will cover:
  • simplification and massing
  • scene selection and composition
  • capturing light and color
  • value relationships
  • atmospheric perspective
The home base will be the Inn At Bath, in Bath, Maine, with excursions to Bailey's Island, Orr’s Island and to wherever strikes our fancy. There is plenty of beautiful shorelines, coastal towns and parks to choose from and is easily accessible from Portland, Maine.   Mornings will be devoted to demonstrations and core principle instruction and the afternoons are open paint sessions. Nocturnes will be an optional part of the curriculum. 

Where you will stay?

The Inn at Bath...
You will stay in one of the most elegant and comfortable bed and breakfasts in Maine. This mid-1800's Greek Revival home is located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Bath's Historic District, within easy walking distance of terrific shops and great restaurants. Beautifully appointed and spacious guest rooms, each with its own distinctive décor and special touches, make your stay a unique experience. 

Enroll now while space is available!!!
To confirm your arrangements, visit or call:
The Travel Gallery
Gallery Square North,
361 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, Florida 33469

For Pricing and Booking Contact:
Janet Miller
(561) 745-1559
Ted Matz
is currently the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida and also teaches at the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has taught classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Maine,
Massachusetts, Italy, France and Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design.  He founded and chaired the First, Second and Third Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Jupiter Florida and recently acted as consultant to the 4th Annual Festival.  The event brings 40 nationally recognized plein air artists from across the country and Europe to compete.  To see his work visit www.tedmatz.com

Plein Air Painting in Bath, Orr’s and Bailey’s Island
Don’t Miss Out!!!!

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