Welcome to PAINT North Carolina!

Playa by Betsy Duncan -


PAINT NC is a group of plein air artists in North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. The majority of our founding members have been located in or around central North Carolina, so you'll notice many of the events listed are within that area. In 2010 we began extending our activities to the eastern and coastal regions, and in 2012 we extended our events across the entire state to help to encompass and appreciate the many beautiful scenes across North Carolina and the wonderful artists throughout. As artists, we all enjoy traveling, painting new locations, and meeting new people, so the more locations across the state, the better!

PAINT NC consists of a variety of emerging and professional artists that meet together regularly to paint 'en plein air' and newcomers are  welcome to join us for any of the publicly listed events. Visiting artists are more than welcome to join us at the public events listed.

Since our regular members know of some of the most beautiful, tucked away places, we take turns selecting areas to paint and sharing our 'secret' spots. We've painted rolling vine covered hills in the Yadkin valley, the crystal waters along the coast, cotton fields and old barns in Greenville, dairy farms in Chapel Hill, beautiful homes featured in Southern Living and Better Homes and Gardens, Japanese sculpture gardens, and so much more.

For more information, to suggest painting locations, or to discuss exhibit opportunities, select Contact PAINT NC from the menu.

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