Artist and Photographer
Originally from London, Ontario, Canada,Kevin’s boyhood pursuits included sports, the outdoors and capturing his world in drawings and pictures. After graduating from high school, Kevin traveled the world with the Canadian Armed Forces. He touched down in many lands such as Italy, England, Africa, Cyprus, Pakistan and Germany to name a few.
Throughout his life, Kevin has created art using many different mediums–oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels and graphite. While stationed at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario Kevin ran a custom airbrushing business and taught airbrushing techniques through the Loyalist College. An auspicious posting to CFB Comox, British Columbia brought together the perfect elements for Kevins developing skills: an emerging love of wildlife art and the natural rugged beauty of the West Coast. It is here where nature’s splendor has become the inspiration for many of his works of art. Being self-taught took many long hours sitting at his drawing board and has lead to his new found appreciation of this lifelong learning process. As a now dedicated pencil artist, Kevin has always loved the freedom, simplicity and range of the pencil medium. He strives to create photo realistic detail in his pieces. This is accomplished in the total absence of colour by relying on the texture and tonal values of the subjects.
Retired from the CanadianForces, Kevin now resides on beautiful Quadra Island, BC located on the north east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Being an avid photographer and kayaker, he now loves to travel with his wife Jo-Anne gathering photo reference to be used in his work.
Kevin's artwork hangs in private collections across Canada, USA and THE UK.
- Roby King Galleries located in Bainbridge Island, Washington U.S.A.
- Salish Sea Market located in Bowser, B.C. Canada (778) 424-2012
- Works of H’Art located in Heriot Bay, Quadra Island, B.C, Canada (250) 285-2834
- Raven Song Gallery located in Quathiaski Cove, B.C. Canada (250)285-3422
Achievements and Shows
2018: "Untold Stories - Arctic Wolf" has been selected to be part of the Ducks Unlimited National Art Portfolio.
2017: "Little Thunder - Bison" was selected to be part of the Society of Animal Artists exhibition appearing at Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, WY
2017: "Untold Stories - Arctic Wolf" has been Juried into the Society of Animal Artists exhibition being held at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
2017: Quadra Island Studio Tour
2016 Ducks Unlimited National Artist Portfolio artist with two images "On the Prowl-Wolf", "Endearing Moments - Mother Seal andPup" being selected for 2016.
2015: Juried in as an Associate Member of the " Society Of Animal Artists"
2015: "Before the Snow FLies - Elk" Juried in the Artists for Conservation Festival Live show on Grouse Mountain, Vancouver B.C.
Published in Oct 2014 release of "Strokes of Genius 6 - The Best of Drawing" Publisher, North Light Books
2014: "Endearing Moments - Mother Seal and Pup" Juried into the Artists For Conservation Festival Live show. Grouse Mountain, Vancouver B.C.
2014: "Less Than Impressed" Juried into the "Birds In Art" Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, W.I.
2014 Quadra Island Studio Tour
2013: "For Generations To Come - Sea Otters" Juried into "Strokes of Genius 6, The Best of Drawing published by North Light Books
2013: ”Out of the Tree line – Wolves” Juried into the Artists for Conservation Annual Festival live show. Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, B.C
2013: Awarded “Top Overall Professional” for the Campbell River Arts Festival
2013: Impressions Gallery “Feature Artist”
2013: Participated in the Quadra Island Studio Tour
2012: Discovery Islands Gallery members show
2012: ”First Light- Bald Eagle” Juried into the Artists for Conservation Annual Festival live show. Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, B.C
2012: Invited to participate in “Artists for an Oil-Free Coast Project” through Raincoast Conservation Foundation
2012: Juried into the “Artist for Conservation” Organization
2010: ”Award of Merit” for “Peek-A-Boo – Seal Pup” during the 28th Annual Campbell River Art Gallery Members Show
2010: Participated in the Quadra Island Studio Tour
2009: ”Honourable Mention” for “On the Prowl- Wolf ” during the 27th Annual Campbell River Art Gallery Members Show
2009: ”Peoples Choice Award” for “On the Prowl- Wolf ” during the 27th Annual Campbell River Art Gallery Members Show
2009: Participated in the Quadra Island Studio Tour