For Keiran Brennan Hinton, painting from life is a way to record time, temperature, and touch. It is a practice in patience and concentration which requires a willingness to be surprised and to pay attention to what is nearby. During this artist’s talk, Keiran Brennan Hinton will show examples of his plein air paintings and discuss how close observation through painting can increase ones perceptual sensitivity. This presentation will address both the practical obstacles of painting from life (contending with the wind or rain), along with the metaphorical possibilities of recording the world as one sees it. The slide lecture will be a chronological presentation of the artist’s recent exhibitions, including his time as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the James Castle House in 2018, through to his most recent exhibition in New York at Charles Moffett Gallery. Q&A will follow the presentation.