20 x 16 in., oil on linen
Available at Bishop’s Stock Fine Art and Craft
Kirk McBride found in Havana a wealth of the subject matter he paints, namely street after street of crumbling architecture with wonderful textures and patinas and the classic shapes and lines of the thousands of 1950’s American cars and trucks cruising the streets.
“The hustle and bustle of people in the crowded streets all moving to the constant beat from incredible musicians…I am very fortunate to have spent time in Cuba and was inspired to create a series of paintings of Cuba”, says Kirk.
“I learned how to paint through my travels,” says Kirk. “I have met artists from around the country who have shared their experiences and knowledge with me. I have been able to observe and directly study the paintings of artists I had admired in books and magazines. I have experienced beaches, mountains, deserts and cities that have become the subjects of my paintings. Travel has been the most important part of my education as a painter.”
Kirk is known for the variety of subjects he paints: water and boats, old cars and trucks, city and towns, mountains and deserts. The unifying element in them all is the way he depicts interaction of shadow and light on each surface. He often uses his plein air studies to create larger studio paintings. He has been recognized as a “Signature Member” of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA).
Kirk McBride is represented by many galleries and has shown his work in many solo and two-artist shows (with his wife, Lynne Lockhart). His home and studio are located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Kirk’s work documenting the disappearing fishing industry along the Atlantic Coast is featured in the June/July issue of PleinAir Magazine.
Bishop’s Stock Snow Hill, MD
Camden Falls Gallery Camden, ME
Egeli Gallery Provincetown, MA
Main Street Gallery Annapolis, MD
Parker Gallery St Simon’s Island, GA
Station Gallery Greenville, DE
Troika Gallery Easton, MD