Burt Silverman: Painter of People & Places

Burt Silverman, “Sun and Shade”

Burt Silverman, “Sun and Shade”

Haynes Galleries in Thomaston presents “Burt Silverman: Painter of People & Places,”  The exhibition highlights portraits, landscapes and still lifes by Silverman, one of the founders of the Portrait Society of America. For Silverman, painting is more than a calling. It’s a way of framing and reframing the world, of challenging himself to see the familiar in a new light. In his hands, a peony in a Poland Spring bottle is a revelation; a woman lounging on the couch, sipping coffee, becomes a muse. There’s a depth to his paintings that transcends beauty. Alluring. Unconventional. Intriguing. The show runs to Sept. 8 FMI (207)354-0605 or visit www.haynesgalleries.com