Kevin Beers studied art at SUNY New Paltz with Monhegan artist Alex Minewski and at the Art Students League with Robert Angeloch. He spent fourteen years working as an art director for a major New York advertising agency before committing himself to painting full time. Since 1993, Beers has visited and painted the village of Monhegan each summer.
“Monhegan is a dazzling place with incredible, beautiful light. It is such a remote and untouched island. I love to paint the buildings on the island–the color and structure of weathered buildings, the patterns of sunlight and shadow, and the sharp contrast between a red roof, white clapboards, and bright blue sky.”
Daniel Kany, arts reviewer for the Portland Newspapers, writes of Beers: “Kevin Beers’ respect for Hopper is apparent, but he quickly takes his quiet volumes and glowing tonality away from Hoppers slow, cooled lines. Beers brushwork flows at a strong pace that never hurries or abandons thoughtfulness. The masterful bow to Hopper is worth applauding–especially when a closer inspection reveals Beers flowing brushwork is nothing like Hoppers.”
Beers has been featured in Maine Home + Design, DownEast, American Art Collector, and American Artist magazines.