Exhibitions & Special Events

Kevin Chadwick''s New Exhibition "The Artist's Tapestry"

Friday, August 5th 2022 - Thursday, September 1st 2022

Join us for the Charleston Gallery Association's First Friday Artwalk on August 5th from 5-8pm. The featured artist this month is Kevin Chadwick. He is a figurative artist who works primarily in Mixed Media on Canvas.

Join us Friday, August 5th from 5 until 8 pm for the debut exhibition "The Artist's Tapestry" featuring Kevin Chadwick. His works are soulful as well as colorful depictions of a bygone era. Chadwick is a master story teller and the tapestries he weaves with his oil paintings captivate the viewer and evoke emotional connections to his subjects. Each of his paintings are a magical mixture of color, harmony and composition. They leave his audience seeking intimacy with the art as well as a spiritual connection to the paintings as our humanity has been captured on his canvases.
 
After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1976, Kevin found his career immediately took off and has taken many artistic turns through the years. Landing his first job as an illustrator while still in school, Kevin worked for a national glassware company illustrating for corporations such as McDonalds, Burger King, Hallmark Cards and Twentieth Century Fox. Upon moving to Washington, DC in 1978, Kevin first freelanced as a magazine illustrator until 1984 when he decided to form his own firm Chadwick Design Incorporated. First specializing in theatrical graphics, Kevin also illustrated for national ad agencies along with National Geographic, The Washington Post, PBS, Kennedy Center, New York Times Book Review, Special Olympics and the Shakespeare Library just to name but a few. Kevin received numerous awards from Communication Arts Magazine, Art Directors Club of New York and of Washington, DC. Able to illustrate in various mediums, Kevin more and more enjoyed the richness of oil paints. First using them as washes combined with pencil in illustrations and later strictly traditional oils on canvas or panel.
 
Kevin now works out of the historic city of Lynchburg, VA painting full time. His portraits and figurative works can now be found in the collections of the Caring Institute, Washington. DC, World Mercy Fund, Bad Homburg, Germany, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, England,  
Doyle Hotel Collection, Dublin Ireland and in private collections both here in the States and in Europe.