Kevin Feary
Fine Art

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

Kevin has taken classes and workshops from local and nationally known artists throughout his career and has been honing his skills studying, drawing and painting. Kevin co-organizes a weekly open studio with a live model on Thursday afternoons. He creates commissioned pieces, murals and paints from life through figure/portrait sessions and plein air. He teaches plein air and portrait workshops and demonstrates for art groups locally and across America.

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 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.

Kevin has been juried into multiple shows including Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2016, 2017, Plein Air Funfest 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, 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 2016, 3rd Place Plein Air Funfest 2018 and 2020, Honorable Mention Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival 2018, 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 Juror'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!"