Kevin Broad

Artist Statement

The study of the ebb and flow of nature has brought an inherent organic quality to my work. I saw beauty in the Pennsylvania countryside of my roots and I set out to paint it with an open and honest spirit.

My aesthetic and creative process began by capturing the sensations of light and color in our world, along with the emotions these can inspire.  Over time I developed a love for pigment and medium; the chemistry of artistry.  My style gains strength from my exploration and direct handling of these mediums – paint that I have an intimacy with because I make it myself.  

For me, art is this constant process of experimentation without fear or repression, with the potential of bringing forth new ideas. I’m driven to produce work that reaches forward, moving others to share my conviction that growth and change are positive realities.

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Kevin Broad

Philadelphia

Selected Exhibitions

2020    “Into The Woods” Park Towne Place, Philadelphia

2019     “Swans Island” Gallery 543, URBN, Philadelphia

2018    George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, New York City
             Gallery 543, URBN, Philadelphia

            “Landfall” Bahdeebahdu, Philadelphia

2017    Davinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia

             Artspace 1241, Philadelphia

             Lacey & Phillips Gallery, Philadelphia
2016    “Incandescent Dreamer” Jed Williams Gallery,                       Philadelphia

2015    George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, New York City

             Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
2014    “Island Works” Bahdeebahdu, Philadelphia

             “New Works” Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA
2013    “New Paintings”  Philadelphia 
2012    “City Paintings” B&K Arts, Philadelphia

             “Towards Abstraction” Philadelphia
2011    “Roots” Nazareth Arts Center, Nazareth PA
2010    “Cote d’Azur” Philadelphia
2009    “Garden Series” Philadelphia
2008    “Boothbay Harbor Oils” Philadelphia

              Upfront Gallery, Port Jervis, New York

2007    “New Paintings from Italy” Philadelphia
2006    “Swans Island, Adirondacks” Philadelphia

             “Urbanscapes” William Way Center, Philadelphia
2005    “Retrospective” Philadelphia
2004    “New Abstracts” Philadelphia
2003    “Bass Harbor” Philadelphia

2002    “Lehigh River Sojourn” MCS Gallery, Easton, PA
2001    “Willistown,”  Squirrel Gallery, Willistown, PA
2000     MCS Gallery, Easton, PA
1999    “Iceland Summer” Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery,                            Lambertville NJ
1998    “Paintings of Germany and Southern France” Philadelphia
1995    “Plein Air Paintings” Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery,  Lambertville NJ

             “Exposito Extremo” Easton, PA

             “Plein Air Paintings” NCACC, Bethlehem, PA
1994    “Landscape” Connexions Gallery, Easton PA

1993    Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, PA
1991    Mostly Jacobsburg Artist Studio, Tatamy, PA
1989    “Gouache Landscapes” Connexions Gallery, Easton, PA
1988    “Private Island” Adrienne Redd Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

1985     “Watercolors” Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA
              “Kevin Broad Watercolors” Nazareth Arts Center,                   Nazareth, PA

Representation

George Billis Gallery Chelsea, New York

 Education 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia,  Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA,  Pillsbury College Owatana, MN

Residencies / Work Studies

Nes Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland,  Chapelle du Rosaire, Vence, France,  Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Press

2018 http://www.georgebillis.com/uploads/1/7/6/1/17611121/broad_pr_2018update…

2016   Edith Newhall, Galleries, The Philadelphia Inquirer http://www2.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/Gallery_shows__Six_photographer_explorers_at_the_Phila_photo_arts_center.html

2015 Press release George Billis Gallery
http://www.georgebillis.com/uploads/1/7/6/1/17611121/kevin_broad_pr_2015.pdf

2014 Abstract Magnetism the New Works of Kevin Broad – Vision Angles
https://www.facebook.com/VisionAngles/?fref=nf