Landscape painter Thomas C. Adkins will hold open studio hours Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m., when members of the public are invited for cocktails and to meet the artist at 102 Back Shore Road, Round Pond (Bristol).
New works are from the Pemaquid, Round Pond, Bristol, and New Harbor area. Adkins has been painting in these locations for over 12 years, with frequent trips to Monhegan Island and the Midcoast. “This area has a special meaning to me,” he said. “After finding this location on Back Shore Road in Round Pond over a dozen years ago, little did I realize at the time that my family has been tied to Round Pond going back to the 1930s.”
Adkins is a seasoned veteran of plein air painting. Most works begin with on-location studies 16 by 20 inches or smaller. Adkins then composes larger works in his studio, compiling sketches, additional studies, and from memory.
Adkins’ concept of landscape painting is to preserve his emotional reaction to the moods, feelings, and perceptions of nature and sharing them with others. “Every good landscape painting should have a sense of what the artist is feeling to a particular location,” he said. “Every day and every hour, there is a different effect nature has on our senses.”
Adkins currently sits on the board of the Hudson Valley Art Association, and is an elected member of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters and is a signature member of the Lyme Art Association.
Learn more at thomasadkinsfineart.com.