“Marshall Point,” oil, Kevin Beers GLEASON GALLERY PHOTO

Landscape artist Kevin Beers to lead workshop



WINTER HARBOR — In winter, coastal Maine’s wild beauty stands out starkly. The absence of foliage revealing the landscape’s bones.

At the Schoodic Institute, Thomaston painter Kevin Beers will show how to capture the scenery as part of a three-day workshop, running Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 6-8, at the Schoodic Point campus. All skill levels are welcome.

“Winter Blues,” oil, Kevin Beers
GLEASON GALLERY PHOTO

In recent years, Beers moved to Maine to live year-round after spending summers and painting on Monhegan Island to two decades or so. Formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., he studied at SUNY New Paltz and the Art Students League of New York.

Whether it’s old cars with character or a bridge in the heart of the city, Beers paints what strikes his eye — not what’s trendy.

Since becoming inspired by Edward Hopper, George Bellows and Rockwell Kent, the oil painter has not lost his love of the Maine Coast and will share his approach and techniques during “Painting the Winter landscape with Kevin Beers.”

For details about the workshop, check under events at www.schoodicinstitute.org or call 288-1310.

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