Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"The Boatworks"

I'd like to first wish all my collectors and followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season. I Hope to see everyone again in 2010.

Next I would like to share with you a special Christmas release. This piece is titled "The Boatworks". Since moving to Quadra Island 2 years ago, I am constantly amazed by the calibre and diversity of artists in this community along with the embracing support Islanders extend to each other. This piece represents an example of this generous community spirit. The Cape Mudge Boatworks features a local artist’s work on their annual Christmas card and this year commissioned my piece titled “The Boatworks”. A Great Blue Heron huddled against a winter morning’s mist provided further inspiration to this classic Quadra Island Landmark.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"West Coast Summer"

The West Coast of Vancouver Island Canada has always been a magical place for me. I have experienced every season and each one of them has something unique to offer. However, the one thing that the seasons share is the surf. Sometimes it is exciting with storm force winds and driving rain. Other times, as depicted in this image, it is quite peaceful almost soothing. It is always interesting to observe how people interact with the surf.
Thank-you for stopping by...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Summer Slowdown

Hello again everyone and thank you for stopping by. This summer has been filled with lots of artshows and reference gathering trips in preparation for this winters drawing sessions. Lots ideas are on the board so stay tuned and check back often.

I would like to take a moment to congratulate and thank my newest collector. This client has purchased the original of "Bute Inlet Fishing Hole - Grizzly Bear" I hope you enjoy this piece for many years to come. :)
I would also like to mention my current show. My work is hanging as the feature artist at Impressions Gallery and Custom Framing in Campbell River B.C. A selection of works are hanging until 22 Sep 09. If you are in the local area, stop by and have a look.

Next I'd like to share with you a small study piece I'm working on that was inspired by a recent trip to Tofino, B.C. Canada.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Art Season is on a roll !

Well hello again everyone and and thank-you for stopping by. I wanted to give you an update as to the goings on over the past months. It has been a very busy time this past little while. As you can read in the previous entries I have had a couple shows and my first Solo Show. All have been a great success and I'm glad all the hard work has paid-off. I'd like to share with you a few images from the the shows as well as my set-up for this years Quadra Island Studio Tour.
I'd also like to mention that my image of the wolf titled "On the Prowl - Wolf" has won two awards in the Campbell River Art Gallery Annual Juried Show. It won and "Honourable Mention" and also the "Peoples Choice Award" for 80 plus entries. I am quite happy with the outcome.
I hope to be able to get back to the drawing board soon as lots of ideas are piling please stay tuned.
Once again, Thank-you for stopping by... Kevin,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Show Time

Well the time is here that every artist waits for. The time in the journey to take the next step, or what ever we think that next step might be. For me that next step is getting my art in front of as many people as I can so that they can see and appreciate what it is that I am so passionate about. What better way to do that then to hold an exhibit that features your hard work. I like to call it the "Solo Show". For me, it started last night.
I have spent the past few weeks pouring over the framing table to get the pieces show ready and it was nice last night to sit and enjoy it with the one I love. It does feel nice to see my work hanging for everyone to see.
Wish everyone out there could come see how it looks as well. I will try to share the moment by taking some pictures of the venue later on.
Thank-you to everyone who has stopped by to see this unfold. It is your kind words that mean so much. :)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Bute Inlet Fishing Hole - Grizzly Bear

I'd like to share with you the final image and story for this piece.
Bute Inlet, cutting into the Coastal Mountain Range of mainland British Columbia, is renowned for it’s majestic mountain vistas, rugged unsettled land and Grizzly Bears. In the fall of 2008 I experienced these bears up close and personal at Orford River; so close at some points it was all I could do to stand my ground. Thank goodness for our Guide and his “bear stick”. With this piece I hope to give you an up close glimpse of this magnificent giant. May they continue to fish these waters long after we leave.
Thank you for stopping by my page and taking the time to look at my work. Kevin

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Latest Preview

I thought I would step back from the framing table and take a break from show preparation. I wanted to give you a glimpse of the piece that's on the drawing board. I hope to have this work completed for the upcoming solo show at the end of this month. Here is a tiny preview for now.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Show update

Hello again and thank you for stopping by.

I've been away for a bit so I thought I would check in and pass along some of the latest news. I have been busy lately preparing for two upcoming shows, so its been a time of decisions and preparation. This will be my first big jump into showing my work off in a venue like this so lots to do...

My first show is my first solo show and it will be at the Heriot Bay Inn which is one of our local island resorts. It will be running from the 20Apr-18May and will feature limited edition prints on the walls through out the resort.

The second show is a group show with the Quadra Island Studio Tour in June. This is a show that the island that I live on hosts every year. A lot of island artists open their studios and let guests see what it is that we do. Here is a link to the tour page.

If your in the area please feel free to stop by and say hi.
As for the drawing board, I have one last piece to finish for these shows and I will put up an image as soon as I get it past the "ugly duckling" phase.
Thank-you K

Friday, February 06, 2009

"The Three Tenors - Stellar Sealions"

This image came to me from a whale watching trip to the northern part of Vancouver island on the west coast of Canada.

There is quite a large group that gathers on an island called Stubbs Island. It is quite amusing to watch them singing and barking and fighting for position on the rocks. When I saw these three I couldn't help but think that maybe they are singing togethor.

I hope you enjoy this one. I really enjoyed bringing it to life.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rock On

As the title states we are continuing to Rock On with this piece. The stage has now been set with all the back drop rock wall completed and its time to carry on with the main subjects of this piece. Stay tuned for the rest of the show.