Sean Beavers, ‘Sentry II’, 2017, Quidley & Company

About Sean Beavers

Drawing on the long-standing traditions of landscape and still-life painting, Sean Beavers creates meticulous realist paintings in an attempt to understand the subtleties of color and light that render the ocean or a piece of fruit beautiful. “Painting forces me to study and understand a thing or an idea, to spend so much time with something that I can really begin to see it,” Beavers has said. Whether painting a single apple or a seascape, he renders each detail in stunning and luminous detail. Although his still-life works eschew location, Beavers’s land and seascapes are direct responses to his adopted home in Maine.

American, b. 1970