Saturday, October 15, 2016

Reading and Book Launch, October 18 at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library

I hope you can join me at the Kellogg- Hubbard Library in Montpelier,Vermont at 7 PM on October 18 for a reading and book signing to celebrate this year's harvest-- the fifth book in the Liam Dutra New England Mystery series. The event will also include a discussion about the process of writing fiction inspired by depth of place, and a question and answer session.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016


Today is the official publication day for my ninth novel, the fifth book in the Liam Dutra New England mystery series. As the book meets the world, I’m sending my thanks out with it: to first readers and editor for eagle eyes and engagement; to my partner in life, Robin Cornell, for her patience in living with a person who often spends long stretches of time in another world; to my loyal fans and steadfast readers, whose presences help keep my boat on the waters. I am grateful for each and every one of you!
    The book is available at amazon . Stay tuned for details of a book release event coming up in October at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont

   And, for those who might wonder, work on the next book has just begun.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

3 small watercolors at the end of August (art and music)

Early in the morning, soft light arrives, and with it the urge to paint. I prepare a palette, thinking of the colors I hear in a new piece of music I've been working on. I make three paintings very quickly.

3 small watercolors at the end of august from Kevin Macneil Brown on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer Shorelines

Shorelines, pond and river edges; beaches, sandbars, rock cliffs: these are liminal places that invite reflection and contemplation of stillness, power, chaos, change.
This summer has been full of family and close friends for me: full of reunions, celebrations, intimate conversations. This has stirred up old memories and new possibilities, and lately I have the sense that I have been painting from deep in my heart.
In body, mind, memory, and soul, I go to the waters’s edge, and bring back what I find there.

                                           Pond's Edge, Summer Morning

                                          Seapoint Beach, Kittery Maine


                                           Home Waters

                                       Paintings by Kevin Macneil Brown, 
                                       watercolor and graphite on paper, 2016.


shaped by water, motion, time
scanograph by Kevin Macneil Brown, 2016.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Dawn Voyages (watercolor paintings)

Dawn Voyage 1, Dawn Voyage 2- Paintings by Kevin Macneil Brown, 2016

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Rising Green (new watercolor paintings)

Here in Vermont, the journey through the month of May into early June brings new foliage to the softwoods and grasses, in layers and layers of variegated greens-- almost too many to be believed. As a painter I find myself obsessed, if only for three weeks. Here are a few recent paintings, made before the woodland colors darken and blend into those of summer.

Paintings by Kevin Macneil Brown, watercolor and graphite on paper, May-June 2016.