Exuberant and Opinionated: Painting by Kev Harris
Kev Harris is a traditional painter based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kev grew up between Washington and Harlem, and is a U.S. Army veteran – his multitude of differing experiences have led to his exuberant and opinionated style of painting and selection of subject matter.
Kev’s portfolio includes paintings in portraiture and landscape styles. I’ve really enjoyed browsing the artist’s portraiture portfolio – many of the works take a very close-up, literally in-your-face approach to portraiture, creating images that give the viewer an intimate and honest impression of each individual subject.
The artist’s background informs some of his more political works, such as his paintings of the Black Panthers – as well as his works depicting the everyday. In figurative works, Kev captures dancers in mid-movement, as well as people at the beach, and relatively mundane, candid moments. His equally sensitive treatment of all his subject matter lends a certain human touch to every image.