Portraiture: An Artist’s Journey
Have you ever been mesmerized by a portrait in a gallery or museum and wondered how the artist painted it? Have you wondered what it would be like to have your portrait painted or one of someone else? Have you been curious what the view is like from the other side of the easel? In this lecture, Kim Beaty will take us on an informative and entertaining retrospective journey in slides, regaling us with tales of her most interesting and amusing adventures as a portrait artist. She will share her experience creating the official portraits of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and of Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, and her portrayal of the fabulous teacup Yorkie, Fosca.
Registration is $18 in advance, $22 at the door.
Kim Beaty, who has painted over 100 portraits in her thirty-five-year career, is a graduate of The Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale College, but studied painting under portrait master Ronald Sherr at the National Academy of Fine Arts, where she was the recipient of the Louis LaBaume Memorial Prize, the Dr. Ralph Weiler Prize, and the Albert N. Hallgarten Traveling Scholarship (highest honor). In some of the many competitions and shows she entered as a young figurative artist, she won the John Young-Hunter Memorial Award, the Len G Everett Award, the Gold Award at Grumbacher Emerging Artists, and the Allied Artists Award. Her portraits have been featured in Living with Art, Artists Magazine, and People. A dog and theater lover, she lives and works in Dorset, VT with her dachshunds Patty and Penelope, and serves on the Board of the Dorset Theatre Festival.