Meet Randall Sexton

California-based artist, Randall Sexton, is nationally known for his use of color and expressive brushwork in oil paintings of “everyday” scenes. Raised in rural Connecticut, Sexton moved to San Francisco, CA in 1980 after completing a BFA from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. The Bay Area has proven to be home, where he has earned… Read more

2014 Pre-Event Workshop with Greg LaRock

Greg LaRock teaching plein air painting

3-Day Plein Air Workshop Dates: February 12, 13, & 14 (Meet Greg at optional gathering the evening before  – Feb. 11) Cost: $395 (Includes all taxes and fees; materials are separate) Maximum students: 16 We are thrilled to announce Greg LaRock as our guest painting instructor for the pre-event workshop in 2014! This workshop is about… Read more

Lahaina News Features MPAPI Workshops – 2013

The following is an excerpt from the Lahaina News. Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Offers 2 Artists Workshops The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational announces the offering of two Three-Day Plein Air Workshops led by award-winning artists and oil painters Randall Sexton on February 13-15 and Mary Pettis on February 25-27, 2013. Sexton, a three-time… Read more

Randall Sexton Joins PAPA as Signature Member

Congrats to Randall Sexton. He has recently been invited to be a PAPA (Plein-Air Painting of America) Signature Member. View the full announcement on the Plein-Air Painters of America website. Randall is a 2013 MPAPI Participant and Workshop Teacher. A California-based artist and oil painter and three-time “Artist Choice” winner of the Maui Plein Air… Read more

2006 Award Winners

Best In Show Award: Randall Sexton The 2006 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Randall Sexton. His award-winning painting, “The Bikes” is featured above. Additional 2006 Artist Awards: Artist Choice – Randall Sexton The Irvine Museum Award – Ken Auster, Jacobus Baas, Saim Caglayan, John Cosby, Betty Hay Freeland,… Read more

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

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Katherine Smith, MPAPI Event Coordinator

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Maui Arts League is excited to offer two plein air painting workshops in conjunction with the February, 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Both professional artists excel at ‘teaching.’  It is one thing to be a great artist, and yet another to be a superior instructor. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of MPAPI professional ‘visiting artists’. Leon Holmes from Australia and Morgan Samuel Price from Florida will share their painting knowledge and techniques with  workshop attendees. You won’t want to miss out.

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