Plein Air Artists of Martin County - 2020-2021

En Plein Air:  Painting out of doors and representing a direct response to the scene or subject in front of the artist.

Purpose:  This group is organized by the Arts Associates of Martin County (AAMC).  It is an activity for art lovers and artists at all levels who want to paint together on location in Martin County and the surrounding Florida vicinity.

Objectives:  To introduce painters, at all levels of expertise, to the joys and tribulations of working on location and to help people grow and improve their artistic skills.

Covid-19 Stipulations

1.  Masks are recommended.

2. Social distancing recommended.

Benefits:  For beginners, the benefits include seeing how more experienced painters solve visual problems and growing from painting on a regular basis.  For professionals, benefits include the chance to share their expertise and the opportunity to get feedback from their peers.

HOW IT WORKS:  The group paints from October until late spring or summer depending upon the weather.  Weekly an email is sent to the artists in the En Plein Air group.  It confirms the date and specifies the location (including directions) for the next Tuesday outing.  This season, the locations are limited to public places, parks and beaches. The artists are requested to paint early in the day.  Around noon the group gathers for an optional critique which provides each artist an opportunity to get feedback and advice from the group.  The artists are requested to send photos of their finished artwork to the group coordinator by late Tuesday afternoon.  These paintings are then posted to this website. 

To accommodate those artists who do not wish to return to an outside venue this season, a weekly "Challenge" is offered.  The weekly "Challenge" will be offered year round. Photos of these paintings are requested to be sent to the group coordinator by Tuesday afternoon.  These paintings are also posted to this website.


WHO CAN JOIN US?  We welcome resident artists and visiting artists at all levels, working in any media, to join us.  We have absolute beginners and experienced professionals working side by side.  Around 3-15 people show up any given week.  Since the Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) organize the group, and sponsor the group on this website, we encourage you to become a member of the AAMC.  Membership is good for one year.  Paid members are eligible to participate in our yearly art show.

TO JOIN THE PLEIN AIR GROUP - Please send an email to


TO JOIN AAMC:   Please send a check for $30 to:


PO BOX 1191

STUART, FL 34995

Please include your Name, Address, Phone and Email.

If you have questions, please email them to