December 2021 Edition

Artist Focus

Artist Focus: Simon Kenevan

A focus on the artwork of Simon Kenevan

Of Time, oil on canvas, 18 x 24"The John C. Doyle Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, is thrilled to represent internationally renowned seascape artist Simon Kenevan. His amazing ability to move the viewer with his timeless sunrises and sunsets is only one side of his talent. Kenevan only paints from photos he takes himself, and in addition to his ocean scenes, he also captures the brackish sparkle of the surrounding barrier islands and marshes of the Charleston area with seemingly effortless skill. With over 25 years of experience, Kenevan has found his vocabulary via pigment, paper, brush and canvas. While working with pastels and oils, precious moments are relived through the creative process. Each subsequent painting has its own resonance, unique to every viewer.Dazzle, oil on canvas, 18 x 36"Growing up on the southeastern coast of England, Kenevan discovered his lifetime love of coastal beauty at a young age. Although he has painted seascapes all over the world, there is a special place in his heart for Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry. “Whenever I am exploring, painting or simply being in the salty places around Charleston, I am always aware of the sense of boundless time,” says the artist. “The ebb and flow of tide marking the cycle of time. And the history! No other tidal landscape exudes such a presence of history, only the spectacular Lowcountry.”Diamond Dancers, 24 x 60"

A special exhibition for Kenevan titled Time and Shine, takes place December 1 to 31. He will also be joining the gallery for the Charleston Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk on December 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. —

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Represented by John C. Doyle Gallery

125 Church Street | Charleston, SC 29401
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