Clayton, New York (April 21, 2011) – Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty announced today that the Plein Air Painters of Thousand Islands Region (PAPTIR) will showcase their painting abilities in Frink Park during the event.
The Plein Air Painters of Thousand Islands Region (PAPTIR) is a group of individuals from the North Country who enjoy the freedom of painting outdoors and capturing the beauty of the region. The group is looking forward to the arrival of tall ship Lynx and having the opportunity to get up close and perhaps capture some of her exquisite detail.
Bob Hedden of PAPTIR says “it will be exciting to see the cumulative production. There should be a wide range of individual artistic interpretations since each artist incorporates their individual experience and techniques in their work. We are lucky we live near the River and a Town like Clayton that can attract subject matter like the tall ship Lynx.”
Last summer, the PAPTIR hosted an afternoon of painting on Dark Island, home of one of the Thousand Islands most intriguing man-made masterpieces, Singer Castle.
While painting on-site in the presence of a subject like the Lynx, listening to the sounds of sails and water, member Jan Byington feels “a connection is made that brings an emotional dimension to the artwork."
Member Faye Ingerson painted the tall ship Roseway last year and said "people love to watch and ask questions about your painting. They want to know who you are and how long you have been painting, they also want to know what plein air is. I love painting en plein air, because I love the outdoors and I love nature and her beauty."
The artists are expected to be at Frink Park on the Wednesday, June 15 and Friday, June 17 of Sailing Seaway Clayton.