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Artist Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association


An example of fine art by Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association

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Biography


Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, MBPAPA, is dedicated to plein air painting in the Monterey Bay area. We strive to provide our members with opportunities to grow creatively and professionally and enable them to become recognized regionally as dedicated plein air artists. We aim to foster an appreciation of the art of plein air painting in our communities.
We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the awe-inspiring beauty of our area. Our hope is to preserve and pass on that beauty into the future.
MembershipMembership in MBPAPA helps facilitate communication, camaraderie and mutual support among local plein air artists, in addition to providing group painting activities and ongoing artistic development. Members may live anywhere as long as their paintings feature the Monterey Bay region.
What is Plein Air?
Definition of Plein Air Painting
"Plein air" is a French phrase for painting out in nature and receiving inspiration directly from the landscape. It may include many styles and forms of artistic expression as long as the work is substantially executed as a result of direct observation of nature.
Plein Air paintings are often used as color studies for further exploration in larger works in the studio. The fleeting and beautiful effects of light and shadow as they change, the movement of the clouds and water are all challenging aspects that the artist may deal with in creating a successful plein air work of art.

Our hope is to preserve and pass on that beauty for the future.

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