160 Gay Street
P.O. Box 482
Washington, Virginia 22747
Although he is also a print-maker, and returns regularly to still-life painting, Kevin’s principal medium is oil and his first love as an artist is representational landscape painting.
“I want the viewer to experience a specific moment in a specific place with me -- to see what I saw, but also to know how it moved me, how I reacted to it. Put in painterly terms, my recent work focuses on the effects of sunlight, with an emphasis on color and form, to convey an intimate knowledge of a particular place. Of course, much of my work is of Rappahannock County, but I paint wherever I go, when I am moved by what I see around me.”
Having studied in Minneapolis and at the Institute for American Universities in Southern France, Kevin was singled out for his artistic ability while serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned as a Combat Artist. In 1992 and 1994, the U.S. Department of the Interior commissioned two significant collections of work from Kevin, who painted the backcountry and remote areas of the Grand Canyons National Park and Glacier National Park for their respective 75th and 85th anniversaries. In connection with Shenandoah National Park’s recent 75th Anniversary, the park’s foundation commissioned a limited edition giclée print of Kevin’s iconic “Old Rag and the Piedmont.” And many of his paintings have been chosen by the U.S. Department of State to hang in American embassies around the world through its “Art In Embassies Program.”
Kevin currently lives and has a studio in Little Washington, Virginia, where he and his partner also own and run the Gay Street Inn. In “Big Washington,” D.C., Kevin is represented by Gallery Plan B, www.galleryplanb.com. www.galleryplanb.com .