Biography of Kevin A Parrish

Biography

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PUBLISHED BY BUCKINGHAM FINE ARTS IN 2006 (Limited Edition Prints)

AND NEWCOMERS GALLERY LTD. IN 2002 AND 2004 (Open Edition Prints)

Kevin Alun Parrish is a traditional freehand Oil Painter, who has been painting professionally since 1995. He has been exhibiting at the Mitchell

Gallery in Warwick UK with a collection of black and white images entitled The Warwick Collection from 2009.

Kevin is also working on projects for Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in the Cotswolds UK, creating Railway scenes of the preserved railway. These images are then reproduced onto merchandise and are on sale at the Toddington Station Shop in 2016.

Born, Birmingham UK in 1953, Kevin has an English and Welsh background and has had an interest in Drawing and Painting from childhood. With a Civil Engineering background he finally made a full time career of Fine Art from 1995.

Pursuing a Fine Art career from 1993 he was inspired by Railway Artist Terence Cuneo’s artwork on model railway catalogues from the 1960s.

In 1993 he became a member of theĀ Guild Of Railway Artists based in Warwick and was encouraged to develop his love of Railways through his Art. As Kevin’s confidence grew he widened his genre to include figurative/portrait montages with his love of music and science fiction.

In 1997, he was commissioned to create an image for a CD cover for Paul Bliss’ new solo album “Edge of Coincidence”. Paul was used as a session keyboard musician by the Moody Blues for 20 years from 1990.

In 2001 Kevin was made Resident Artist at The Jane Powell Art Studio (Bank Gallery) in Kenilworth, creating and promoting Canal scenes of the Midland Canal network, accompanied by Exhibitions and Competitions.

In 2002 joined up with Warwick Studios Gallery in Leamington Spa and was made Resident Live Artist serving the public from 2006 to 2008.

Kevin managed two sell out exhibitions at the Gallery of Bygone Scenes of Birmingham and London.

Kevin’s black and white Art was exhibited at the Royal Pump Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa as part of Warwickshire Artsweek 2006.

Kevin’s art has appeared on various types of merchandise over the years, including Jigsaw Puzzles, CD’s, Greeting Cards, Limited Edition Prints etc.

He has often been featured in the National and Local Press through related Books and Magazines and Newspapers and his Art can be found in Private Collections in UK and overseas.

‘Train On Time’ won first prize at Kenilworth Arts Festival in 2011. See Collections.

He became a member of the Cuneo Society in March 2013.

He was included in the Dictionary Of International Biography-37th Edition in June 2013.