Kevin Feary
Fine Art

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Biography







"Art for me is a torment, grievous when it goes bad, ecstatic when it goes well; but always it possesses me."
MICHELANGELO


Kevin is largely self taught taking classes and workshops from local and nationally known artists. He has been honing his skills for the past ten years studying, drawing and painting. Most recently he has taken workshops from Robert Liberace, Jeff Hein, David Kassan and Jim McVicker. Kevin co-organizes a weekly open studio with a live model on Thursday afternoons and facilitates figure drawing on Monday evenings at The Steve Carpenter Gallery and Art Center. He credits Steve with teaching and inspiring him to continue figure drawing as a means to grow as an artist. He creates commissioned pieces, murals and paints from life through figure/ portrait sessions and plein air.

Kevin is a member of The All Weather Gang, Batavia Society of Artists, signature member of the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, signature member of the Rochester Art Club, founding member of the New York Figure Study Guild, associate member of the Oil Painters of America, and an associate member of the Portrait Society of America.

Kevin has been juried into multiple shows including Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival 2016, 3rd Annual Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2016, Plein Air Funfest 2016, finalist in the 2010 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition and finalist in the Artist's Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition. He has won numerous awards such as 2nd Place Plein Air Funfest, Best in Show in Rochester Art Club Spring Show 2014, Best in Show for a body of work in The Rochester Art Club Figure and Faces Exhibition 2010, multiple Best in Show's in the Batavia Society of Artists Exhibitions and numerous Jurer's and Merit Awards in Rochester Art Club Exhibitions and Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters Annual Winter Shows. His work is collected throughout the United States.

"In my work I desire to capture the trueness of a subject whether it is the majesty of nature or intricate subtleties found in a living soul. If I have put down in paint, pencil or charcoal the truth about what I see and feel; if I translate a visual reality onto a piece of canvas with paint and convey the same feeling to you; then I know I have accomplished my work…to touch another soul!"