Kevin Kearns

Studio portrait

Kevin Kearns studied at the Art Institute of Boston and went on to a successful career as an illustrator, designer, Art / Creative Director. Kearns worked in this field for over twenty five years. He transitioned to painting full time in 2002.

Kearns has had several solo, two person, and group exhibitions. He is currently represented by the Stricoff Gallery, New York City; Blue Gallery, Kansas City; Claire Carino Gallery, Boston; and Julie Nester Gallery, Park City.

His work is housed in many private and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He works in Newburgh, NY.

Kearns has a forthcoming show at the Art Complex Museum in Massachusetts.

The book mentioned in the interview was George Inness and the Science of Landscape.

Untitled Landscape 30 x 40 inches, oil on wood panel. 2014
Untitled Landscape 48 x 48 inches, oil on wood panel. 2020
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  1. […] Kevin Kearns is a painter based in Newburgh, New York. He has had a varied career that led him to painting over 20 years ago. He studied illustration and worked in the advertising business creating storyboards before becoming an art director and then a creative director. All that time, he envied those who made a living making the images rather than designing ads as he was. After his creative direction career he became a freelancer but around 2000 when the dot com crash occurred, he found it difficult to get work. Kearns lived in SoHo at the time in an artist only building where he was surrounded by painters who helped and encouraged him as he learned a new medium and connected him to his first galleries. To hear how Kearns’ career progressed from there to his role as a full time painter, listen to the complete interview. […]