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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Sunday, September 17, 2017


We had a wonderful day at Ocean Point, East Boothbay at the "Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out" with the Plein Air Painters of Maine and the "Stroke of Art" team even with all the fog and then rain in the afternoon. By starting early we were able to produce a fair number of paintings. The painters came from all over the State of Maine. One painter came all the way from Indiana. In the evening "The Stroke of Art”, (a week-long HarborFest event) hosted an exhibit of our work at Fisherman's Wharf Inn. Maine loves plein air painters!

Left to right: 
FRONT ROW: Jessica Fligg, Rollande Rousselle, Diane Dubreuil, Becky Kresovsky, Teddi-Jann Covell, Carole Palmer.
SECOND ROW: John T.M. Seitzer, Charlotte Tibeau, Janet Brennan, Alison Dibble, Penny Markley, Corinne McIntyre, Sandra Garrigan, Lisa Kyle, Candy McKellar.
BACK ROW: George Van Hook, Peter Yesis, Robert Williams, Fran Scannell, Sharon Allen, Ed Buonvecchio, Paul Bonneau, Jerry Smith from Indiana, Roberta Goschke, Suzanne Marinell, Renee Lammers, Kathy Baribeau.
NOT SHOWN: Olena Babak, Brad Betts, John Butke, Stephan Giannini, Jodie Maurer.
PHOTO TAKEN by Betsy Betts

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