Kevin Parrish

The Fine Art of Oil Painter Kevin Alun Parrish GRA

Artist Kevin at work on his Flying Scotsman train painting in 2012 at his studio in Leamington Spa

Kevin was born in Birmingham Warwickshire in 1953 with an English and Welsh background. From an early age he had a love of drawing Family Portraits, Steam Locomotives and Daleks. After leaving tertiary education in 1971 he found full time employment as a Civil Engineering Designer/Draughtsman. In 1995 Kevin decided to change his career after being made redundant and pursue his first love, namely Fine Art, a decision he has never regretted.

Kevin wanted to become a Railway Artist and joined the Guild of Railway Artists in 1993 based in Warwick. As an Associate member he exhibited with the Guild around the country.Kevin was elected a Full member of the Guild of Railway Artists on the 30 September 2018 by the Guild Council at Kidderminster Railway Museum, Kidderminster Railway Station on the Severn Valley Railway. The Guild regards it as an honour to be a Full member and it gives Kevin more credibility as a Railway Artist.

In 1970 he was listening to Moody Blues music and became a fan, along with Yes and other rock bands. He created several montage images portraying the Moody Blues in the late 1990s after being inspired by their lyrics along with Yes and Cliff Richard and these were promoted in fandom globally. As an impressionable child in 1963, Kevin became a sci fi fan after watching Dr Who. He created several montages of the TV show in the late 1990s and still does to this day as the show is ever evolving. His artwork is renowned in the Doctor Who world through fandom.

In 2000 his Fine Art was promoted by Acanthus Gallery in Balsall Common, Solihull. From 2001 Kevin became Resident Artist at the Jane Powell Art Studio in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Here he created canal scenes inspired by the canal network around the Midlands. From 2002 he was promoted as a Fine Artist by Warwick Studios Gallery based in Leamington Spa. He had two sell out exhibitions in 2005 and 2008 of monochrome nostalgic traditional artwork, which included a Resident Artist role in the Gallery. Kevin was published by Buckingham Fine Arts with a Limited Edition print run in 2006 and by Newcomers Gallery with Open Edition prints in 2002 and 2004. In 2009 Kevin joined the Mitchell Gallery in Warwick where his monochrome artwork continued to evolve with the “Warwick Collection” following on from his acclaimed artwork creted at Warwick Studios Gallery. The Mitchell Gallery closed in 2018.

In 2011 he joined the Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. Here he was inspired to create portraits of British Wimbledon champions Andy Murray and Ann Jones. Kevin has donated his artwork to various art related Charities over the years in UK and USA. In 2018 Kevin became a sponsored visual Artist supporting “The Foresters’ Fund For Children” charity. He has won awards over the years as a Fine artist pursuing his passion.His artwork can be found on merchandise and in private collections in UK and overseas

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http://www.kevinparrish.co.uk