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South African Artist and Gallery owner for 30 years
Signature skyscapes of the Coast and Karoo
Kevin Stanley's impressionist canvasses, reflect the colourful richness of nature, so lend to lifestyle art, bringing the outside to interiors; with seascapes for waterside and beach living, to a fundamental country-look of vast Karoo horizons.
He has lived and farmed in the Karoo, where he was influenced by the scale of the horizon and miniaturisation of man. His love of beach scenes comes from the life and light of the coast as he is spiritually inspired by the elements.
He was born in the Eastern Cape in 1954.
Kevin was a Johannesburg-based art dealer before moving to Cape Town where he started live art and classes at Artemia in Pinelands, then opened Hout Bay Gallery in 1986
He has owned successful galleries in the UK since and is still represented by other galleries there. Kevin's new venture in 2013 is Marina Art Gallery and framers, in Muizenberg, to serve the Cape peninsula.
He is a self-taught professional and gives art classes. Commissions can be undertaken
Group Exhibitions held; BP Centre Cape Town 1982; Grahamstown Festivals 1984 & 5; Oudsthoorn KK&K Festivals 2009-2012; Ferrari Club Cape Town 2010
Solo Exhibitions held; Aylesbury Gallery, Bellville 1984; Binnemann Gallery, Worcester 1988; De Beers Diamonds, Oranjemund 1988; South African Association of Arts Cape Town 1986 and Worcester 1991; George Library 1991, Assegaaibos Game Lodge Van Wyksdorp 2000; Stables Gallery Wallingford (UK) 2006 Marlouw Walters studio Paternoster
UK galleries in Sedburgh, Cumbria and St Peter Port, Guernsey
Representing galleries as at 2013; Art in the yard Franschoek Constantia Gallery - Alphen, Crouse Galleries – George & Johannesburg De Kraal – Paarl, Gallery 91 – Somerset West, Johann Coetzee Gallery – Stellenbosch, Lindy van Niekerk Gallery – Durbanville, Marina Art Gallery – Muizenberg, Picture House Galleries x4 , Cornwall (UK), Robertson Gallery, Salzmann Gallery – Bloemfontein, Stables Gallery – Wallingford (UK), The Mulberry Gallery – Aylesbury (UK), Vincent Gallery (East London) Groot Constantia gallery Constantia
Online: SouthAfricanArtists.com Face Book-- Kevin Stanley.art
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