Watercolors of life at Thomaston library

May 03, 2013
Work by local artist Kevin Smith is featured in May at Thomaston Public Library.

Thomaston — Through the month of May, local artist Kevin Smith's watercolors will be on display on both floors of the Thomaston Public Library. Smith's work reflects his love of nature, particularly the off-the-beaten-track nature of the Adirondacks and East Coast.

A self-taught artist, Smith has had his landscapes featured in many prestigious shows throughout New England. He has said the purpose of his work is to capture the vibrancy of life. He uses a blending and pouring technique, but first begins each piece by breaking down his subject into basic lights and darks, lights and shadows. Then he analyzes the two to see how they work together to capture life's dynamic.

“Since yellows and reds are some of the most energetic colors, and people's eyes are drawn to them immediately, I use those two primaries to capture the light in each piece,” he said.

Smith's work will be available all month for viewing and for purchase. The library is located in the historic Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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