About Us

The Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society is comprised of local artists who enjoy the camaraderie, support and safety of painting together. Selected sites within the State of Connecticut provide CPAPS painters with bucolic farmlands, coastal marshes and vistas, waterways in forests and open spaces, as well as some of our historic and unique residences and villages. Connecticut may be a small state, but it is blessed with inspirational scenery in every corner, from border to border, and from season to season providing CPAPS artists with the great experience of painting on location.

CPAPS members range from beginners, who wish to learn the logistics and methods of plein air painting, to nationally recognized professional plein air artists who participate in competitive plein air events and actively exhibit and sell their work. We offer our members exhibition opportunities, demonstrations and workshops by both our Elected Artists as well as visiting national artists. We encourage you to come paint with us.

Dawn Tyler,

President Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society