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Kyle Rafferty  - Above Cottonwood

Kyle Rafferty - Above Cottonwood

Our Mission

Arizona Plein Air Painters is a statewide fellowship of artists which provides the opportunity for artists of all skill levels to practice, in community, the time-honored tradition of painting outdoors. We encourage member and non-member artists to enjoy, document and share the beauty and resources of the diverse Arizona landscape through art while expanding and exploring their own artistic growth.

Let me earnestly recommend…one studio which you may freely enter and receive in liberal measure the most sure and safe instruction…the Studio of Nature.

—Asher B. Durand, “Letters on Landscape Painting,” The Crayon (1855)