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BONUS: Fresh Coast Creatives - Brushstrokes of local history

Night Rain on the Boardman River, by Liam Berigan

Traverse City is known for a concentration of plein air artists. But one local artist is determined to put his own stamp on the genre.

 Up North Lowdown - Interlochen Public Radio, NPR Network

In plein air painting, the artist leaves the studio and paints landscapes out in the open.

And while Liam Berigan, a young landscape painter himself, respects this kind of art, he’s determined to put his own stamp on the artform.

"In one way, it's interesting to see how people can reduce – look at a landscape that has a lot of variation — and pick out the most iconic parts," Liam says. "But if this is the only way this region gets represented, I feel like it's doing a disservice."

Check out the full story from IPR's Fresh Coast Creatives series.

Support for Fresh Coast Creatives comes from the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, inviting you to Fall into the Arts, and through an award from Michigan Arts & Culture Council.