Embracing the goal to enhance and support the rich artistic talent on Long Island, LIM has created a special membership opportunity for visual artists, LIMarts: a collaborative arts group.  Designed for artists dedicated to creating a new forum within our cultural community, LIMarts offers space for the exhibition and sale of artwork, varied programming events, lectures and opportunities for social gathering with other artists and the public.  For information about becoming an LIMarts members, e-mail Alexandria D’Auria.

Artist of the Month:  Ed McEvy

Edward McEvoy is an award winning Long Island artist, painting instructor, former Executive Director of the Art League of Long Island, and a founding member of the Long Island Plein Air Painters Society. He serves on the Planning Committee of LIMarts: a collaborative arts group in Stony Brook and also is a member of the Town of Huntington Public Art Advisory Committee.

Ed has painted in Europe, Asia and throughout the eastern United States. Currently, most of his paintings are executed on Long Island.  Ed works mostly with watercolors and occasionally with oils and acrylics.  His paintings can be recognized for their colorfully loose and bold style.  Usually Ed can be found painting boats in Huntington Harbor or with small groups of plein air painters throughout Long Island and the New England coast.

Ed has taught plein air watercolor workshops at off-site locations for the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills and studio watercolor classes at Fairfield Community in Saint James. He is involved in judging exhibitions, giving demonstrations and critiques.  His classes are intended to familiarize students with techniques of watercolor painting while encouraging them to loosen up and discover their potential as creative artists.

“For me, watercolor painting is like skating on ice. It is risky, challenging, exhilarating, and very gratifying.  I paint with spontaneity to capture these emotions while preserving the nuances of the medium.  Subject matter is necessary for inspiration, but through interpretation, I paint what I feel as much as what I see.”

For further information, you may contact: fasteddie3_2000@yahoo.com.