This is a group of artists who are interested in learning plein air painting through classes and workshops in the Tampa Bay area. Plein air is a French phrase that means "out in the open". Plein air painting is the practice of painting landscapes outdoors on location. The group organizer is nationally known artist Robert J. Simone (http://robertjsimone.com/). Robert competes regularly on the national plein air painting circuit. The group will sponsor bringing different nationally known artists to the Tamp Bay area to teach painting workshops. You should join if you are a painting enthusiast who wants to learn and grow with the best painting instructors in the country.