Kevan F Willington (American)
Lives and works in Minnesota
Formerly a traditional leaning artist, Kevan F Willington moved toward a more indirect painting method to create works with a more cosmic-scaled depth. His work alternates between building up surface layers and sanding them down as well as applying many glazes to create a polished stone like quality. For him there is just as much usefulness in the process of destruction as creation in his work. Willington says, "It allows me to revitalize and transform my paintings into something I couldn't pre-conceive.”
On the surface Kevan Willington’s paintings are dynamic botanical, ornithological scenes set against vast empty light filled skies. He states, however, “On a deeper level my work is a manifestation of the Taoist law that extremes turn into their opposites.” Upon closer analysis what is close is simultaneously distant, and what is distant is really close. His paintings further manifest atmospheric and emotional power.
Kevan F Willington maintains an active exhibition schedule. His paintings are collected nationally.