KML Gallery Features Wildlife Artist

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The Kent Memorial Library will host an exhibition of artwork by wildlife painter Steve Hamlin from March 2 to 31. The exhibition will feature wildlife paintings in watercolor. There will be a reception at the library from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.

Steve Hamlin has drawn and painted since childhood. His work reflects three life-long passions: nature, history and architecture. Over the last twenty years, Hamlin has become increasingly focused on wildlife painting, especially birds. He and his wife Linda travel as much as time and money allow in search of wildlife. Photographs and field experience from those travels provide reference material for his paintings.

Hamlin and his wife have lived in Huntington Massachusetts for the past forty years. Prior to Covid, Hamlin taught adult drawing and watercolors at the George Walter Vincent Art Museum Art School at the Quadrangle in Springfield, Mass. The artist is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, the New England Watercolor Society, and the Northeast Watercolor Society. He is also a member and past president of the Academic Artists Association. His work has garnered awards in many shows.

This show is made possible thanks to the artist, the Suffield Arts Council, and the Kent Library staff. It will be on display through March.

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