Luminaries (Original Oil Paintings)

Rock Stars, Pop Stars, Film Stars, Sporting Stars, Comedians and TV Programmes. Kevin is a fan of so many. Here are just a few people who have shaped and have had an influence in his life. This is the story so far, but there are many more he admires that have yet to hit the canvas.

Cliff Richard And The Shadows Gallery

The Summer Holiday film was the first time Kevin noticed Cliff Richard and realised how good a singer he was. The Shadows single 'Apache' certainly made an impression on him in the 1960s with its distinctive guitar sound.

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Comedians Gallery

Kevin loves the universal humour, emotion and innocence of the Norman Wisdom films made in the 1950s and 1960s. Norman was part of his childhood along with stand up comedian Ken Dodd, who certainly has a unique style of humour. Surely two of the funniest British comedians ever.

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Doctor Who (Pencil Sketches)

Slow Dazzle Calendars in 1999 commissioned me, the Artist, to come up with some ideas based on former Doctor Who stories which would come under consideration for inclusion in a Monster Calendar.

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Doctor Who Gallery

Kevin has been an avid watcher of the TV programme Doctor Who (an adventure in space and time) from its opening episode first shown in November 1963. He also enjoyed watching the two Dalek films, first shown at cinema's in 1965 and 1966 around the UK. He has felt inspired to create many Doctor Who related images over the years in oil paints, after watching the Doctor's adventures and this page is his tribute to the great legendary TV programme.

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Jazz Gallery

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Michael Jackson Gallery

Kevin first heard Earthsong on Top of The Pops one Thursday evening on the BBCTV. One of his most favourite songs ever. Very moving and powerfully executed by Michael. He started to explore and enjoy more of his music as time went by. Surely he was the "King Of Pop"

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Movie Icons Gallery

Kevin remembers first hearing Elvis Presley's songs during his childhood days (the 1960s) on Children's Favourites on a Saturday morning, which was broadcast on the Light programme, now BBC Radio 2. Songs were played by Children's request. He has watched Elvis' films/movies too. He became aware of John Wayne films/movies through his Father, who was a 'Duke' fan and favourite film was 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon' Surely two of America's greatest Icons.

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Sporting Gallery

Kevin have always enjoyed watching and playing sport, especially Cricket and Tennis. Andy Murray is one of his tennis heroes. An amazing player. He has fond memories of watching Ann Haydon Jones winning Wimbledon in 1969 on the BBCTV with Dan Maskell commentary

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The Beatles Gallery

When Kevin think of pop music, he always thinks of the Beatles from his childhood in the 1960s. 'She Loves You' was his first single 45rpm and it had endless playings on his Father's Hifi in the mid 1960s. Their songs were very good catchy tunes and seemed to be ubiquitous at the time and still are today.

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The Moody Blues Gallery

After listening to the album Question of Balance in the early 1970s, Kevin became absorbed with their timeless, melodic, uplifting, Symphonic Rock Music and their lyrics of Peace, Love and Harmony. After listening to more of their current albums at the time he became more aware of the Mellotron sound and how atmospheric and futuristic it sounded. It sounded magical along with the haunting flute playing. "You are the only Artist to regularly paint Mellotrons and we applaude that!" Martin Smith (Streetly Electronics), All Things Mellotronic 2006. "Kevin Parrish's Moody Blues Art captures, in my opinion, many aspects of the musical journey of the band. Kevin has a unique way of visually creating the "minds eye concepts" of the songs, the messages and the musicians." Mike Pinder (Moody Blues Mellotron Keyboard) 2006 http://www.mwe3.com/archive/pastfeature/featureKevinParrish2009.htm http://www.brumbeat.net/bblinks.htm Enter the "inner sanctum" below

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Yes (Progressive Music) Gallery

After listening to the album Close To The Edge in the early 1970s, I was absorbed by their complex, challenging to listen to music and became a Yes fan and always looked forward to their next album being released. A wonderful musical experience certainly, with voices and cosmic lyrics used as instruments adding to their unique progressive sound. I have always considered their music compositions to be like a piece of artwork, likening it to visual Artist compositions which I undertake. Kevin Alun Parrish (Fine Artist)

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