OAS Member

Kevin Scully

Kevin trained at Wimbledon School of Art and began his career as a scenic artist in the theatre and television. He then worked for many years as a successful illustrator in advertising and publishing. His commercial experience required him to be able to work in a diverse number of mediums, but he now paints primarily in watercolours, oils and pastels.

He produces paintings that are mainly figurative, but at the same time strives to create a sense of the enigmatic and evocative. The subject matter is varied, and he focuses on choosing the less obvious viewpoints whilst avoiding the clich├ęd and overstated. Mood and atmosphere are his primary concerns and he strives to eliminate as much unnecessary detail as possible. The work he produces is predominantly painted en plein air and is often used as the basis for larger studio-based works.

He tutors on painting holidays at home and abroad and runs regular art courses in the UK. He has led groups of painters to Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Morocco, India, Crete, Gozo, Turkey, and Italy.

He writes regular articles for The Artist, and Artists & Illustrators magazines and is the author of several books on painting for The Crowood Press, including Still Life in Gouache, Drawing and Painting on Location, and Painting Landscapes.