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. A visit to his private studio can be made by appointment.
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.
After Kevin remained in the industry for several more years he began developing a love for painting outdoors and doing interiors, figurative and portraits. Eventually, he decided to break away on his own as a full time professional fine art painter. Kevin divides his time working in both Ireland and America with his primary home in Co. Clare, Ireland where he is working in the windswept landscape along the coast in the West.
(link to view Kevin's film credits)
Kevin's work is represented and on exhibition in America at Hagan Fine Art in Charleston, SC and The Chimera Gallery in Mullingar, Ireland, Lavelle Art Gallery in Clifden, Ireland. Kevin also features some of his work occasionally at Jorgensen Fine Art in Dublin.
Clients: Studio Visits in Ireland by appointment.
Media: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 085 1411347.
(Image above-One Man Show of Kevin's Work in Massachusetts, USA)
Masterclass Workshops during USA tours: Email for more information about the possibility of attending a workshop during Kevin's visits to America.
Outreach Programs/Teaching-Classes/Demos/Talks: Email or call 085 1411347 to learn about outreach programs, demos and talks at your facility. Thank you.
Check out this great video of Irish Landscape artist, Kevin Mc Namara.
Lahinch, Oil on Canvas 28"X 34"