Kirk Goetchius has exhibited his work in Massachusetts around the Boston area and on Cape Cod. He is currently the Chair of Visual Arts at The Shady Hill School in Cambridge Massachusetts. He attended Connecticut College, The University of California at Santa Barbara and Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He spends his time at his studio in Waltham, Massachusetts and at his house in Barnstable on Cape Cod.
“My paintings and prints are sometimes representational and sometimes abstract and often fall somewhere in between. I am inspired by various sources although much of my work is from landscapes, both familiar and new, trying to capture a sense of place or atmosphere. I love the light on the water and the dunes on the Cape and how they change from year to year, sculpted by the wind. My creative process involves sketching and painting on site as well as working in my studio to explore ideas and pursue larger pieces. I often use sketches and photographs to remind me of specifics, but usually rely on my memory and imagination to capture what I consider the most compelling aspects of a particular scene or idea.”