Notes From the Studio ~

2023 Maine Workshops and Opportunities

2023 Maine Workshops: This has been a busy year…. Opening up my home as a B&B for artists and art lovers, shaping up the wildflower, wildlife garden, adding borders for artists to paint, painting several pieces out of it myself in My Garden in Maine project Buckle up because in 2023 I’m starting back up the workshops as part of the Paint in Maine project as well. Artists will have the option of two different workshops, one is painting Sea and Surf en plein air and the second is all about color, Nature’s Color. Workshop notes have been expanded along with my book which will be republished into an eBook on Amazon. “Capturing Life and Movement en plein air”. So keep in touch as enjoy the last warmish days of the year as we buckle down for winter. Contact the Studio More Information on Workshops:

  • Chapin Plein Air Painting Workshops 2023

    2023 Plein Air Painting Workshops for Artists –


    Plein Air Painting Workshops include demonstrations, painting assistance and development and critiques at the end of the weekend, use of the studio if it rains. Classes will be limited to 5-10 students.


    This is the private home and studio of Professional Artist Deborah Chapin.  Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newbie plein air painter seeking some help with your work. This opportunity offers exactly what an artist needs.  Come get inspired by the beauty of the Mid-Coast. Classes run three days – starting on Fridays and running through Sunday. Students may arrive Thursday afternoon to check discuss the problems and focus of the workshop.  Workshops run June – August.  Dates of workshops being offered below. Please specify the preferred dates you are looking to visit Maine in the notes when reserving your spot and you will receive a confirmation by email confirming the dates. Please email if you have questions to 

    Details Paint in Maine 2023 Plein Air Painting Workshops

    Plein air Painting Workshops Start in June and Run through August. Only 3 Students can stay at the Studio/Garden. Two Subjects are the focus this year, one in Nature’s Color and the other in Painting Sea and Surf.

    Painting the Sea and Surf weather and tide considered. Painting on Pemaquid Point. Student’s should be able to climb rocks with an easel and be able to set up their easel.  Focus will be on how to capture color light and movement of the sea in all types of conditions.  Please specify any particular subjects you would like to study.

    Nature’s Color is about judging and understanding how color works and how to mix it to create light and air.    Early morning transient light effect and unusual color combinations.   Painting in the garden and on the Pemaquid Peninsula.     Certain locations will only be available during certain times of the year due to homes in the area.  Please specify any particular subjects you would like to study.

    Room and Breakfast not included, please go to the B&B Page.
    Sea and Surf June 9-11

    Nature’s Color August 11-13
    Please specify two preferred dates in your notes when checking out and if you would like to stay at the studio.

    Please email if you have questions to

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About the Artist

Deborah Chapin’s Marine paintings have a long exhibition history starting with American Society Marine Artists in 1980 at the now defunct Grand Central Galleries in NYC. As an Independent artist since embarking on her career she has exhibited extensively in top shows and Museums including: Grand Palais and Carrousel de Louvre in Paris with the Société National des Beaux Art; Mystic Seaport Gallery International since it’s inception in 1982, Of Ships and Sea Exhibits at Greenwich Workshop Gallery; Artist of America Exhibitions Colorado Historical Museum; Ketterer Kunst Auctions; and Lectured on plein air painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, just to name a few. At the time of her debut she was one of two women in the national exhibitions of Marine Art. See more information She now resides in Maine and is working on a new portfolio of work and commission paintings for select collectors in her private studio/gallery.

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