CONWAY — Bill Fein of Conway is the featured artist for the month of April at the Met Coffee House at Settlers Green.
The coffee house is only open for takeout right now due to the COVID-19 virus but new art will be on the walls.
Fein is a graduate of Vesper George School of Art in Boston. The school closed in 1983 but was well known for training fine and commercial artists in making a living as an artist.
Fein has worked as a commercial illustrator for a few years and then became a telephone installer but has always been a fine artist his entire life. Fein comes from a family of artists, including his sister, Janet Conrad from Fryeburg and his brother Paul.
Fein much prefers to paint “plein air” and only paints in his studio when the weather is too harsh. He mostly paints landscapes and seascapes but has done many portraits throughout his career. He occasionally paints out in the valley with artist/friend Bob Gordon.
His paintings showcase the beauty of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, including Monhegan Island and its coastline.
Fein has always painted realistically, trying to match the colors, values, textures and emotional quality of the subject.
Many of the paintings featured in the show will be scenes in the Mount Washington Valley. All paintings will be for sale.