Kevin Warning

Quincy, Illinois

Although Kevin can be found working with many different mediums. He primarily work with acrylics.

The type of work you are viewing is poured and manipulated paintings. There can be one or two layers, or a painting could have several. Most are painted on a wood substrate to prevent the weight of the paint to pool into the center of the canvasses. The final coat is a two part resin to enhance and maintain the high gloss of the acrylic paint and binder that was used.
Outside of high school art class, Kevin has not studied formally. As a young adult he had made and painted wood crafts. This style of decorative painting taught him to layer colors creating interest and depth. This influence is seen in his paintings today.

Kevin has always been inspired by such great artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, with her large flowing flowers. Norman Rockwell with his portraits of everyday American people was probably the earliest inspiration that Kevin has. He would sit and study his paintings for a long periods of time. French post – impressionist Georges Pierre Seurat’s painting “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte”, is the most inspiring painting for him. It took two years to paint, and consisted of approximately 3,486,000 dots.

Leonardo DaVinci once said “Art is never finished only abandoned”. I think that may be the feeling for most artists. It is definitely true for Kevin.
When asked what he enjoys most about creating art “well, it is just a part of me” he says. “When I am in the zone I get lost in the process”. He remembers when he was a small child he would be drawing or crafting something all the time. “I don’t think I would be able to function very well if I could not be creative in one way or another. In fact, I do not know a time I have not been creative”.
It is who he is!