Peace River Painters



Free and Open to all Artists


Painting starts at 8:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) with an optional critique at 11:15 a.m.

Our regular weekly plein air paint-outs on Mondays begin in October and continue every Monday until the Spring.  You can sign up for our MailChimp newsletter by going to the "Subscribe" tab above and you will receive a weekly notice of where we are painting.


4/4 Myakkahatchee Creek Preserve, 6968 Reisterstown Road, North Port FL 34291

4/11 Garden of the Five Senses, 4299 Pan American Boulevard, North Port, FL 34287

4/18 Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy, FL 34269

4/25 Ponce de Leon Park, 3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 DAY & NIGHT (we will do a daytime painting at 8:30am and then come back for a nocturne at sunset.  Sun sets at 7:59:03 pm. so get there in time to set up and start your painting)

5/2 Manasota Beach Club, 7660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

5/9 Capt. Con’s, 8421 Main St, Bokeelia, FL 33922-1557

- this is the FINAL PAINT OUT of the season.  We will start up again in October.



FACEBOOK: (open to everyone) 

FACEBOOK:   Peace River Painters Share Your Paintings (group limited to active PRP painters)

Painting from life is essential to every artist.  It sharpens the memory, dramatically improves draftsmanship, and gradually enhances painting proficiency.  


We meet for plein air painting at a different location each week from October to May.

WHEN:  We meet on Mondays at 8:30 AM (unless otherwise noted) at various locations in and around Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota and Lee  Counties (FL) for plein air painting. There are no fees and no instruction for the paint-outs. For those who wish to participate, we have a painting review at 11:15 AM to share and discuss our work. Come on out and join us -- we welcome all mediums and all levels of experience. It's all about having fun and enjoying the process.   

WHAT TO BRING:  Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring your camera and a painting umbrella along with all your usual paint materials: turp, medium, brushes, palette knives, painting panels or stretched canvas, sketch book, pencil, pen, paints, palette, pochade box, paper towels,  tripod or French Easel, a tarp, trash bag, snack, portable chair.


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