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. Original oil painting is for sale as shown. Giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

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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. Original oil paintings are for sale as indicated. Giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

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Doctor Who (Pencil Sketches)

Slow Dazzle Calendars in 1999 commissioned Kevin, 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 legendary TV programme Doctor Who (an adventure in space and time) from its opening episode, first transmitted in November 1963. Perhaps his favourite episode is the first Dalek story on planet Skaro with the Thals called the Dead Planet. He remembers at the time reading the Dalek story through the David Whitaker paperback and the Dalek Book from 1964, which featured photographs of the Dead Planet story portraying Susan (the Doctors granddaughter). He also enjoyed watching the two Dalek films as a child at the Picture House in Erdington Birmingham, during 1965 and 1966 around the UK. Since then he has been 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. Original oil paintings are for sale as indicated. Contact the Artist

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Jazz Gallery

Inspired and commissioned by Mr Will Allen (a local keyboard player musician) who performs jazz gigs with other musicians in the Midland region. Will has been a life long fan of Oscar Peterson. Will kindly composed the music heard on Kevin's homepage. Patrick Moraz is a brilliant classic and jazz pianist/keyboard player who played with Yes and the Moody Blues.

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Leamington Lawn Tennis & Squash Club Gallery

The Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club was founded in 1872 by Harry Gem. It was the first lawn tennis club in the country and was established five years prior to Wimbledon SW19. Kevin joined the LLT&SC in 2011 along with a friend who he met at the Leamington Rambling Club earlier in the year. During his membership he has had the pleasure of meeting lots of members and the opportunity to play many of them as well, including tennis and racket ball, which he thoroughly enjoyed. As members became aware of Kevin as a visual artist, a few of them commissioned him to do a project and others bought original paintings from his portfolio. All this was a humbling experience for the Artist. In 2013 Kevin created a couple of fantasy paintings of Andy Murray and Ann Haydn Jones (former Wimbledon champions) coming to visit the LLT&SC. Original oil paintings are for sale where indicated.

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Michael Jackson Gallery

Inspired by a friend and fan of Michael Jackson. Kevin first heard Earthsong on BBCs TV Top of The Pops one Thursday evening. One of Michael's best songs ever, delivered in a such a moving and emotional way. He soon discovered many more of Michael's tunes and enjoyed listening to them. Surely he was worthy of being called the "King Of Pop"

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Movie Icons Gallery

Commissioned by Donald Art Company based in the USA in 1996. 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 his favourite film was "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" Kevin's favourite Duke movie is "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" Surely two of America's greatest Icons. Original oil paintings are for sale. Giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

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Spice Girls Gallery

Girl, super pop group who became famous in the 1990s after forming in 1994. Original oil paintings . Giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

  • £ 275

    Posh

    15in x 12in (37cm x 30cm)

  • £ 250

    Girl Power

    16in x 12in (40cm x 30cm)

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Sporting Gallery

Kevin has always enjoyed watching and playing sport, especially Cricket and Tennis. Andy Murray is one of his tennis heroes and is a phenomenal player. He has fond memories of watching Ann Haydon Jones winning Wimbledon in 1969 on the BBCTV with Dan Maskell commentating. Basil D'Oliveria was one of Kevin's favourite cricket test players in the 1960s along with John Arlott's superb radio commentary. Original oil paintings are for sale as indicated. Giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

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The Beatles Gallery

When Kevin thinks of pop music, the Beatles always comes to mind from his childhood in the 1960s. 'She Loves You' was the first single 45rpm he heard and was a Christmas present in 1964. He played it endlessly on his Father's stereo system in the mid 1960s. Their pop songs were very good catchy tunes and were ubiquitous and could be heard everywhere. Original oil paintings are for sale where indicated. Giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

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The Moody Blues Gallery

Listening to the album Question of Balance in the early 1970s for the first time, Kevin became absorbed with their timeless, melodic, uplifting, symphonic rock music and their lyrics of peace, love, harmony and words of wisdom by following the inner sleeve lyric sheet(s). He was also fascinated by the gatefold sleeve, which he had never seen before on vinyl LPs and came to appreciate the artwork on the cover by artist Phil Travers. Kevin believes Phil's art captures the essence of the Moodies music visually on their album covers and on their solo albums. After listening to their other albums at the time he became more aware of the Mellotron sound and how atmospheric and timeless it was. It sounded cosmic and really uplifting along with the haunting flute playing and voice harmonies. Kevin felt inspired to do a tribute to the great band by creating portrait montages of the band and he has enjoyed sharing his artwork over the years through the Moody Blues Fan Club and it has been a pleasure meeting some of fans in person at their concerts and at my art studio. Enter the "inner sanctum" of The Moody Blues below. Original oil paintings are for sale where indicated and giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

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Yes (Progressive Music) Gallery

After listening to the album Close To The Edge for the first time in the early 1970s, Kevin became absorbed listening to their complex, challenging and uplifting music and was always looking forward to their next album to be released. A wonderful musical experience certainly, with voices and cosmic lyrics used like musical instruments adding to their unique progressive sound. Kevin has always considered their music compositions to be comparable to a piece of visual artwork. Original oil paintings are for sale where indicated. Giclee prints are available on all images. Contact the Artist.

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