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'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 including RHA, Dublin.
Kevin is currently represented by several galleries including in Europe and America.
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 life out in the landscape. You may see him with his canvas set up working along the coast or in one of the towns in Ireland.
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Kevin lives on the coast in the West of Ireland in Co. Clare, where he paints from life in the landscape. In addition to his landscapes and coastal scenes, Kevin is working on a series of equine paintings. Connemaras have become his main focus in this collection. Moving subjects such as animals are a challenge but Kevin spent the past two years studying equine anatomy and drawing his subject in all variations of poses. A local breeder has lent some of thier mares to graze on Kevin's property, making access to them more convenient. His initial work was based on a Connemara stallion.
West of Ireland Commissions: Please email if you are interested in a commission.
All work is done from life in situ.
(link to view Kevin's film credits below)
Galleries and Irish Paintings
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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.