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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Saturday, September 8, 2018


What a great time all twenty-seven of us painters had on an absolutely gorgeous day September 5 at Grimes Cove /Ocean Point in East Boothbay Maine.
Here we are!!

Front Row: Tony van Hasselt, Diane Dubreuil, Ken Harvey, Livy Glaubitz, Ed Buonvecchio, Peter Yesis
Second Row: Celia Ludwig, Mary Ann Young, Carole Palmer, Corinne McIntyre, Rollande Rousselle, Diana Dion, Ann Bogart, Penny Markley, Gail Morrison, Diane Randlett
Third Row: George Van Hook, Charlotte Thibault, Jack Miller, Sharon Allen, Jennifer Johnson, Alison Dibble, Kevin Tacka, Candy McKellar, Fran Scannell, Roberta Goschke     Not shown, Brad Betts

Photo: Betsy Betts

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