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Kevin Gavaghan

Kevin Gavaghan

Kevin Gavaghan

Bio of Artist Kevin M Gavaghan


Kevin Gavaghan is a self taught artist, originally from North London and now works from his studio in Hertford. His paintings are collected internationally and he is known for his brooding and evocative figurative paintings dancing around the fringes of surrealism and abstract art.


His paintings are an inner journey of self exploration and emotional memories of his life growing up from the 1970s in a large Irish family whilst coping with the complexity of life with Tourette’s and anxiety related illnesses. He sees his past as a subconscious controlling influence on his present and uses his art as a way of responding to the impact of his youth.


Kevin touches on some challenging subjects, such as growing up with Tourette’s and anxiety, religion and politics within the Irish community, relationships and the loss of loved ones as well the challenges we all face but hide from our public persona.


Part of his process is to collects images and photographs, as well as making notes and drawings that reflects a memory at a point in time. These inform the emotional connection that he feels about any given moment in his past.

He creates organically and his paintings continue to develop throughout the process often changing their personality many times before settling on what he believes reflects a truth within his thoughts, much as he sees the development of his own life.


In more recent years he developed a eye condition called ‘Central Serous Retinopathy’ which can distort his vision. He chose to embrace this in his art and Kevin’s palette and application of bold vibrant colours dissect and bend his figures and portraits to the point of abstraction which, for Kevin, highlight the multi layers of our inner emotions rather than the external likeness of his subject.

His paintings directly confront the viewer with haunting sharpness, striking energy and hope, reflecting back the emotions of the viewer.


37-39 Cowbridge,
Hertford
Hertfordshire,
UK
SG141PN

3D exhibitions

  • Kevin Gavaghan

    Virtual Gallery Tour

    01 Nov 2021 – 28 Feb 2022

    Virtual tour of paintings by Kevin Gavaghan.

    latest works

    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      A Self Portrait (Out of Sight), 2018
      50 x 40 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      oil paint on canvas
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Pandemic Paranoia, 2020
      90 x 90 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      oil painting on canvas
      GBP
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Totem , 2020
      120 x 90 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      oil paint on canvas
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Nothing Left To Give, 2018
      120 x 90 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      oil paint on canvas
      GBP 1800
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Catherine (Woman with a Bandage), 2019
      50 x 40 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      oil painting on canvas
      GBP
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Kneeling Female , 2019
      50 x 40 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      #Oil painting on canvas
      GBP 1500
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Drifting (A female Figure) , 2018
      50 x 60 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      oil painting on canvas
      GBP 1500
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Insomnia, 2019
      50 x 40 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      #Oil painting on canvas
      GBP 950
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Self Portrait (Thinking in Studio), 2019
      50 x 40 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      #Oil painting on canvas
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      The Memory of Sister A, 2019
      120 x 90 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      # Oil painting on canvas
      GBP 2000
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      The Kiss 2020 (Face Mask Please), 2020
      50 x 60 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      950
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      (The Road of) Desire, 2020
      60 x 50 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      The Truth Of A Lie, 2020
      90 x 90 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      1800
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      A Self Portrait In Thought (Two Suns), 2020
      50 x 40 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      GBP 1200
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      There's A Thing At The Bottom Of My Garden, 2021
      80 x 60 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      1250
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      The Hand of the Provider, 2021
      80 x 60 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      GBP 1450
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      The Choice Between a Question or an Answer, 2020
      120 x 90 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
      GBP 2000
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Looking Back, 2018
      120 x 90 x 3 cm (h x w x d)
      #Oil painting on canvas
      GBP 2000
    • Kevin M Gavaghan

      Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 2020
      90 x 90 x 2 cm (h x w x d)
      # Oil painting
      GBP 2800
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