Kevin Mc Namara was raised in Dublin, Ireland (born in Manchester, England) of Irish parents. Kevin studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art Painting and History of Art. Kevin went to work full time as a professional artist immediately after graduating and continues to this day.
Kevin's work is exhibited in Europe and America. He had a One Man Museum Exhibition at the Museum Of Arts and Sciences (www.maos.org) in the states and multiple exhibitions both in a group or one man Shows at prestigious galleries. Kevin is currently represented by several galleries including in Europe and America. Most of Kevin's work is painted from life including his portrait commissions although some work is finished in his studio in Lahinch, Ireland. Kevin's current work is on exhibition in the listed galleries below.
Kevin is a painterly realist with leanings towards impressionism and modernism. Painting mostly from life, Kevin's work includes a wide range of subjects. Typical of his method of working, the paint in his work is applied fat over lean, whereby he increases the amount of oil or medium as the painting progresses in order to produce a surface that is rich in textural terms.
Working out of doors and reacting directly and spontaneously to his subject, Kevin aims to achieve an atmosphere and mood in his paintings although he can become preoccupied with creating a more emotional response in his work.
Kevin spent the early years of his career working as a professional background painter in movie and animation films. After working in Ireland and England both with Don Bluth Studios in Dublin and Peerless Camera Company in London, Kevin was recruited to work at Walt Disney Animation Studios in America. Kevin worked on Princess Bride, Thumbelina, A Troll in Central Park, All Dogs go to Heaven, The Pebble and The Penguin and a couple of TV series. Visit imdb.com to view his credits through the media film site. He has since left the film industry and works full time as a professional artist from his primary home and studio in County Clare, Ireland. To learn more about Kevin, please fee free to email us at email@example.com or contact one of his representative galleries to view his latest works. A visit to Kevin's hill top studio in Lahinch can be made by appointment by email or calling 085 1411347.
(link to view Kevin's film credits)
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(Image above-One Man Show of Kevin's Work in Massachusetts, USA)
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Check out this great video of Irish Landscape artist, Kevin Mc Namara.
Still Life (detail), Oil on Canvas 20" x 24"