Plymouth artist Sean Cassidy is known for his contemporary portraits and landscapes painted atop aerial map images. “The map and the portrait are intertwined and create a metaphor about origins and how it connects us to the place,” says Cassidy. The painting “Warm Reflections” is part of his “Mapscapes” series. The image depicts Cassidy’s wife and daughter walking on the beach. “We love living in New England and enjoy living near the beach,” says Cassidy. “The picture is a visual metaphor for how people feel when visiting the ocean. For some, it brings memories of childhood, others just a sense of serenity of place.” Cassidy is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University and also teaches at the Cape Cod Art Association and his studio. He is a juried artist member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. An exhibition of Cassidy’s work will be on display June 1 – July 31 at the Cape Media Center, 17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port. A reception will be held Thursday, June 15, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Mixed-media painting by Sean Cassidy