Lot 22 - Kevin Hendley - Postcard Sketch 1 for 'Mr Smiley'
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
Born into a Northern coal mining family and after spending ten years as a master butcher, Kevin moved to London in the 90s and obtained a degree in fine art from Central Saint Martin’s. Kevin’s work is sold in the UK and Internationally through galleries and Art Fairs and is much sought after by collectors and investors. Much of his work has been portraiture, inspired by the techniques of the Old Masters, which he learnt from dedicating time studying them at the National Gallery every day for years. Kevin says “My subjects are captured from afternoons spent observing street life in London and Brighton, sketching and taking candid photographs. Always using humour and pathos, I then paint these theatrical characters in oils on wood and make my own frames.” His work has one foot in the old world of masters such as Delaroche, Rubens, Ribera, Guido Reni and Caravaggio, the other playfully in the new world deploying a twist of anarchic affection and are thoroughly unique.
Central St Martin's - Degree in Fine Art
Towner Gallery, Eastbourne ‘Five Ecstasies of Saint Sebastian’ at Brewers International
Saatchi Gallery, London “Cash is King”
exhibition Art Fair, New York
BAD BOYS solo exhibition Autumn 2018 at Cameron Contemporary
Art Winter 2017 at Cameron Contemporary Art
The Colour of Summer 2017 at Cameron Contemporary Art
Festival at Cameron Contemporary Art 2017
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, 2017 with Cameron Contemporary Art
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 2017 with Cameron Contemporary Art
Winter Show 2015 Cameron Contemporary Art
Figure, A Cast of Characters 2016 at Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove
Affordable Art Fair Bristol, 2016 with Cameron Contemporary Art
The Colour of Summer, 2016 at Cameron Contemporary Art Festival 2016 at Cameron Contemporary Art
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, 2016 with Cameron Contemporary Art
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 2016 with Cameron Contemporary Art
Winter Show 2015 at Cameron Contemporary Art
Smelik & Stokking, The Netherlands – 25 years of mixed and solo exhibitions
Sue Williams Gallery, Portobello Road
Royal Opera House
Numerous collections in the UK and The Netherlands including Art UK – (online home for every public art collection in the UK) and two early paintings in the Coen Brothers Collection.
Cameron Contemporary Gallery (Hove) and AGENT: www.xavicusmedia.com
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I have submitted four postcards of a portrait character from my travels around London - Mr Smiley. I have hand drawn the character four times with a water colour wash - each different – a homage to Andy Warhol.
This is a preliminary study towards a series of oil paintings called Mr Smiley.
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