Biography - Kevin MacPherson
Born in 1956, this artistís work is nationally
recognized and collected, having attracted the attention of major
art collectors, including Roy Rose, the grand-nephew of acclaimed
California plein air painter Guy Rose. Kevin has won numerous
national awards, including so many in national Oil Painters of
America competitions that he is the first artist in the
organization to be elevated from Signature Member status to that
of Master Signature Member.
Kevin excels in his ability to paint all subject matter:
landscape, still life, and figurative works. Using spontaneous
brushwork and candid color, Kevinís work reveals his interpretive
and creative virtuosity. He easily manipulates the elements of an
artistís "visual toolbox" to capture the mood of his subject,
whether it be the dramatic light of southern France, the rugged
beauty of the California coast, or the brilliance of dappled light
through a floral still life. Kevinís work has been featured in
many national magazines, Art of the West, Art Talk, U. S. Art,
Wildlife Art and gracing the covers of Southwest Art, American
Artist, International Artist, and The Artistís Magazine.
Contibuting editor to Southwest Art Magazine, author of "The
Artistís Voice, 2000". In addition to numerous gallery
exhibitions, he has shown at the Gilcrease Museum, the Arizona
State Capital and the Albuquerque Museum.
Kevin now makes his home in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico,
merging his influences from years in Arizona with his childhood
memories of New Jersey. Bitten with wanderlust, Kevin and his wife
Wanda can be seen anywhere in the world painting en plein air.