Our Guest Speaker for the KAS July 2018 meeting – Kevin McKay – Urban landscapes in Oil.
Kevin McKay is an urban landscape painter who holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the National Art School and exhibits at May Space Gallery, Sydney.
He was awarded the Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the AGNSW, 2006; the Sydney City of Villages Art Prize 2009; the inaugural William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship to The British School at Rome 2011; the Kogarah Emerging Artist Prize 2012; the Waverley Oil Painting Prize, 2013; the Allan Gamble Memorial Prize 2015; the People’s Choice Award, Waverley Art Prize 2016, and the People’s Choice Award, Greenway Art Prize 2017.
Plein air studies inform Mr McKay’s studio paintings, which typically depict eerily empty architectural spaces, where the stillness of classical form and the drama of light is found in the everyday and in the midst of urban transience.
Mr McKay is on the board of Directors with the William Fletcher Foundation, and has taught at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Grammar School, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Waverley Woolahra Art School and the National Art School.