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:

Thursday, June 15, 2017


 From Jorge Pena,  
It is my pleasure to announce the 2nd Paint the Town Event in Wiscasset and surrounding areas in Lincoln County. During last year’s event, 6 paintings were sold by some of the 11 participating artists. I hope the number of buyers and painters will increase during this year’s event.
This year, we are asking the painters to hang paintings done before the event (those done in other places in Maine) and those done during the event. Paintings will be shown from Thursday, July 27-Sunday July 30. 

Therefore, the gallery will be open to the public on Thursday through Sunday, with the purpose to encourage public awareness and visits.  Moreover, the artists are also invited to paint during the Wiscasset Art Walk that will happen on Thursday, July 27 from 5-8 pm  
Our reception will be on Saturday, July 29. 
I would appreciate it if you could spread the word among other fellow plein air painters. 
Moreover, please let me know if you are in need of free lodging. Members of the Maine Art Gallery are willing to host few painters.
For more information and/or registration form please call me: 207-882-4155 or e-mail me: jepena@ufl.edu

No comments: