Kevin H. Adams
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I now keep my studio in Little Washington, in what — circa 1950 — was the garage for the local school bus. With an abundance of natural light, standing at my easel is almost like being on location. In fact, from its spot on Gay Street, the building (which is part of the oldest, continually operated mercantile shop in the Commonwealth of Virginia) offers views of the mountains and a beautiful garden courtyard where I can paint “en plein air” at any time. The additional space gives me opportunity to work on more, and larger projects simultaneously.
I want everything that I paint to be about the visual experience. I hope my work feels more about light, space, a particular time; rather than landscape or architecture. I am not interested in painting anything that I haven’t seen. I am trusting my memory more while painting, but hold onto and try to convey the experience of seeing. Whenever possible, I like to work on location; not to necessarily do a completed painting, but to hopefully capture some of the true colors and textures that are in front of me. This is where I hope to understand more clearly, the essence of place.
Kevin H. Adams participated in the May, 2020 Virtual Art Exhibitions. Click here to watch the recording of the live Meet-the-Artist event.