The Window

His adjectives classical painting, his nouns modern life, Kevin McEvoy’s work is an amalgamated vocabulary.  Having acquired painting techniques at the world renowned Charles Cecil Studios of Florence, Italy, Kevin returned to New York.  His works show the painful regret in a prisoner’s eye, the hopeful lines of a pregnant woman, the rust atop a vice.  His paintings speak to us because they are a testament to lived experience, a poem to everyday life.

“I have never been preoccupied with originality, as far as the post-modern trope goes. I’m unabashedly preoccupied with truth.  In the world around me, as sincerely as possible, I endeavor to paint what I am, where I am, those who I am with.  I am transfixed by the stories before me- the intense gaze of a boy’s eyes as he processes the significance of a global pandemic; the silent dignity and self respect of an abstract artist; a family staring out at a bleak world that is punctuated by brief glimmers of light. I’m a miner, my pick axes are brushes, and I’m hewing the sublime out of the mundane.”

Before training in Florence, Kevin studied oil painting in New York and Valparaiso, Chile. Today he paints and teaches in New York, where he lives with his wife and three sons.

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Kevin is in July Fine Art Connoisseur, "Three to Watch"

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Kevin is participating in the Great American Paint In with Gallery CERO

Kevin McEvoy Participates in Great American Paint In with Gallery Cero
August 23, 2013By admin
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