Plein air painting is a rich and traditional practice of capturing landscape subject while communing with the outdoors. Easel painting outside in oil or acrylic paint requires the work of carrying materials, dealing with the elements of nature, and carrying back wet paintings. This workshop is for painters who would like to let go of the fuss and formality of plein air painting. The workshop will meet everyday of this four day workshop in a chosen outside location near PAAM to photograph, draw, or paint with water based medium (watercolor or gouache) on paper for the first part of the morning. The last half of the workshop will reconvene in the studio where students will make larger scale paintings from the preliminary outdoor material. The distance taken from the outdoors into the studio will allow students to recreate, transform, abstract, and re-imagine the original scene and develop new approaches to traditional landscape painting. Some painting experience is recommended but beginning level painters are welcome.
Megan Hinton has recently been included in Provincetown exhibitions at AMP Gallery and The Berta Walker Gallery. She also shows her work on Nantucket Island and in Rockland, Maine.
Hinton holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and New York University. Hinton has been awarded artist residencies from The Women’s Studio Workshop, The Vermont Studio Center, Nantucket Island School of Design, and Les Amis de la Grande Vigne in Brittany, France. She has been the recipient of two local Massachusetts Cultural Council grants for recent exhibitions in Wellfleet, Massachusetts at Preservation Hall and The Harbor Stage Company. Her paintings are included in the permanent collections of The Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and The Artists Association of Nantucket. Hinton is a published art writer, art educator, and avid traveler. Her work can be found at http:/meganhinton.com/