Painting Main Street with Lisbeth Firmin


  • Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road Roxbury, NY, 12474 United States

Urban landscape painter Lisbeth Firmin will be taking workshop participants into the streets of Roxbury, instructing them in working quickly with big brushes and bold color to capture the light and shadow of Main Street. This workshop is structured for both beginners and advanced painters who want to expand their painting skills. Firmin will be giving a demonstration at the beginning of each class, and there will be a critique at the end of each session.

About the Teaching Artist:
Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist whose paintings and monotypes explore the relationship between people and their urban environment, while simultaneously capturing the energy and light of a specific moment in time. Her urban landscapes, following in the tradition of earlier realists such as John Sloan, George Bellows, and Edward Hopper, depict a feeling of human solitude, of people headed somewhere undisclosed. She is not interested in producing a literal translation of her subject matter, but aims instead to ride the line between abstraction and realism, letting the viewer provide the final interpretation.

Firmin teaches painting/printmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC, the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, NYC, at the Truro Center for the Arts, Castle Hill, Cape Cod, MA, and (of course) the Roxbury Arts Group.

Visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org for an expanded workshop description and a materials list.

Painting Main Street with Lisbeth Firmin
June 4 & 5, 10:00a – 3:00p
at the Roxbury Arts Center and Main Street, Roxbury
$60 a day or $100 for both
Ages 14 – adult, no experience necessary
Pre-registration required
Youth & Family Scholarships available