A fine artist based in
Johannesburg South Africa.
Producing large-scale paintings and graphics for the international fine art collectors market.
Kevin’s art journey started at school where he showed an exceptional degree of talent that set him on his journey into the art world.
He showed such exceptional talent that he left normal school and went to art school where he studied graphic design.
In fact he was so advanced that the art school allowed him to work full time on several days per week while continuing studying art.
While at art school he also developed a love of photography as well as graphics. This love of photography is very evident in much of his fine art as well as graphics. Combining two of his loves into a unique style of art that combines both graphics as well as fine art.
After leaving art school he went into the ad world where he built a career. That career eventually led to him to winning many awards in various disciplines all around the world.
However, even though his career was a great success he still longed to do fine art.
He started getting back into painting and drawing by sketching. Particularly Urban Sketching.
As a result of doing urban sketching his subject matter of his art is often taken from the world around him.
Having studied both graphic design and photography at art school I’ve been able to integrate both of these passions into my art.
Kevin Somerville developed his fine art painting style from many different fields as well as styles. He particularly enjoys combining watercolour and oils.
Watercolour has some really lovely qualities in that it is so spontaneous and flows beautifully. These qualities tend to be missing in traditional opaque mediums such as oils.
On the other hand watercolour paints sometime lack the intensity of colour and tone that opaque media have.
In my style I combine the fluidity and spontaneity of watercolour with the depth of colour and tone of oils, often combine abstract as well as realism.
This makes my fine art painting style very unique.