Welcome to the online presence of artist Simon Kenevan. We sincerely believe that you will experience at least a modicum of the poetry that he injects into each of his lovingly crafted paintings.
Despite this year celebrating 25 years as a full time professional artist, Simon Kenevan feels that life has come full circle, to a point of enlightened seeing, which is clearly being manifested in his latest works and commissions.
Simon has always considered himself a 'sunrise person', enjoying, embracing, the notion of a new start, and the anticipation that that brings. Without question, such optimism and love are integral to each painting so carefully made.
Join him at Martin Gallery in June, where he will be introducing new works in oil and in pastel, and launching the latest limited edition in an ever growing portfolio of fine reproductions.
“The bright mud bank, low tide and marsh grasses all play a prominent role in the painting, but the winter sunlight makes this an extra special moment as it dances like diamonds across the water,” explained Kenevan, recalling the very instant he captured the scene. It’s the latest piece from this poet with a paintbrush who thrives at chronicling the sea with a passion.
“In this big rat race of life, so many people simply can’t take the time to stop to see the special moments happening all around them,” Simon noted. “My goal and passion is to stoke the emotions and special memories we all have experienced at sea and along the beach. ‘Diamond Dancers’ is all about reminding us of what it’s like to have the waves lapping at our toes and the sparkling sun dancing at our feet.”
(Paul Sims interview Nov'14)
Simon Kenevan putting the finishing touches to 'Diamond Dancers'