I call myself a New American Painter because I observe the world around me through a keen lens. I find joy in seeing uncommon beauty in common places and discovering the unbiased loveliness that light casts on all. Light, to me, is the most beautiful element in the universe because of its power to artfully transform anything it touches, anything it wraps itself around. Light and composition are paramount as I contemplate what to paint and why.
John Register said it best when he labeled himself a 'Persistent Observer'. In that context, I try to capture how a moment in time or passing through a place can be remembered and relished. I strive to paint how a place or experience made me feel, how I was tuned into it emotionally and how I absorbed and observed it. Simply put, I paint how I want to recall something in my mind, and more importantly my heart.
Kevin Kehoe attend the Art Institute of Boston and grew up wonderfully inspired by the work of masters like Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Johan Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, John Register, Georgia O'Keefe and Maynard Dixon just to name a few. Kehoe lives in Utah’s majestic Heber Valley and is inspired by the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges that surround his studio. His wife, daughter Kate and rescue dog Ranger live in a log cabin in the foothills of Uinta Mountains. Robert Redford once said, “Some people have therapy, I have Utah.”
Altamira Fine Art Scottsdale looks forward to welcoming Kevin for his debut show at the gallery December 4-23, 2017.