ABOUT US

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 ten Chapters with over 600 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.

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Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.
franscannell@gmail.com
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

PAPME MEMBERS JOHN AND LYNNE SEITZER WIN AN AWARD!!

Local author Susan Schadler and artist illustrators Lynne and John M. T. Seitzer of Joy to the Wind Gallery have been awarded the Next Generation Indie Book Award for picture books for children.
A Next Generation Indie Book Award winner written by Susan Schadler
and illustrated by Lynne and John M.T. Seitzer. Courtesy of the author
In the book, “Come Walk in the Fynbos With Me,”  a child and adult set off on a walk through South Africa’s famous fynbos (fayn◦bos), an extraordinarily diverse biome along the southern tip of Africa. Along the way the twosome discovers the bizarre shapes, flashes of brilliance, and peculiar habits of the flowers nestled in the scrubland. They cross the paths of birds, bugs, snakes, animals that inhabit and help sustain the fynbos. The book was published in 2018 at Beavers Pond Press.
The judge’s review of the book has been published on the organization’s website: “A total delight! The book explains that the Fynbos (Afrikaans for Fine Bush) is a small section of unique scrubland located at the bottom of the African continent. Lynne and John M. T. Seitzer's lush artwork accentuates the depth of age appropriate information provided by author Susan Schadler. Both the front and back endpapers are loaded with fascinating descriptions and images of the creatures and plants mentioned throughout the book. This book is sure to delight the inquisitive youngster.”
The book also received recognition as a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Children’s picture books.
The artists researched, hiked and photographed in the Fynbos Floral Kingdom of South Africa and returned to Maine to paint 34  original 18” x 24” oil paintings for the book. They  concepted the book design working hand in hand with the author, Susan Schadler and the publishers.

For more information or to acquire a copy contact Lynne or John at Joy To The Wind Gallery 34 Atlantic Ave.  Boothbay Harbor 207-633-7025 or Susan at 301-704-8050 or on the website www.susanschadler.com. Also Available for purchase in Boothbay Harbor  Sherman’s Books & Stationery  and Amazon.

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