Kevin Harrison adopted Charleston as his “hometown” in 1997 and quickly made a name for himself as an artist. Known for his contemporary urban style, Harrison draws inspiration from architectural design, abstract landscapes, iconic street scenes, saturated color and abstract imagery.
For the past 5 years he has been traveling around the world with his wife and two daughters. In 2012 they moved to Barcelona, Spain and in 2014 they moved to Dublin, Ireland. He continued to work on painting commissions for collectors from Spain, Ireland, Quatar, France, England and the US while editing on several Feature Film EPK projects. In September of 2016 their family returned home to the US and since then he has been working for a variety of clients.
His most recent paintings are aerial views looking down at the city landscapes. This is a new perspective from his previous works and will be featured in an exhibition at Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery.
The late artist Peter Karis was an expressionist, painting people, flowers, trees and objects as he interpreted them, not as they seemed to be. He worked in acrylic and the subject matter was interpreted with maximum color, conveying emotion and power. The work tends to draw you into a memory of your own, more evocative than descriptive. Karis has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally.
Since I have moved to Charleston I have been fascinated by my coastal surroundings: nature, creatures, beach treasures, heightening my sensitivity to form, texture, color, arrangements and intensities. All of this and more is finding expression in my work with clay.