GO BIG OR GO HOME… that reminds me of Kevin Beers… you rarely see him paint something small, he’s the guy you see on Monhegan Island carrying a large canvas and a large easel… he’s the guy that knows everyone and is having the time of his life. It shows in his paintings. They are spectacular, and they reflect what he see’s in such a wonderful way. This truly looks like Manana from the Barnacle (neat little store/eatery near the wharf). Looking at this painting makes me feel like I’m there! Hey, where’s my sunscreen?!
Well, if you are in the Boothbay, Maine area, you’re in luck! Gleason Fine Art is having a show for him – it runs June 19 – July 26, 2014 with a opening reception date, Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5-7PM.
Read a blip about Kevin from the Gleason Fine Art website:
Each summer, Brooklyn resident Kevin Beers returns to the rock-bound island of Monhegan to paint for five months. Monhegan has come to mean a lot to Beers. It is where Beers transformed a passion for painting into his life’s work. It is also where Beers met his wife, Amy Raye, who, in a scene right out of a Hepburn and Tracy romantic comedy, literally ran into Beers while admiring a magazine article about Beers painting on Monhegan. Fittingly, Beers and Raye married on their island a couple summers after their serendipitous meeting.
To his many collectors, a Kevin Beers painting represents everything they love about Maine: intense blue seas and skies, puffy white clouds, and sunlight dancing off neat clapboard houses. To Beers himself, “Monhegan is a dazzling place with incredible, beautiful light. I love to paint the buildings on the island—the color and structure of weathered buildings, the patterns of sunlight and shadow, and the sharp contrast between a red roof, white clapboards, and bright blue sky.”
Catch you back here tomorrow!
F L A S H B A C K !
O n e Y e a r A g o: Fresh tomatoes? Make a caprese salad!
T w o Y e a r s A g o: Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan – Show at the Farnsworth Museum!
T h r e e Y e a r s A g o: Funny Sign Saturday!