The Colors of Paradise: Paintings by Kevin Cosley

March 22 – May 7, 2022

 

“I’m an intuitive artist who paints from imagination or stored observations. Starting with movement and the joy of simply making marks, a window quickly opens to a space I haven’t seen before, and I follow that vision. This new space feels so real that I soon feel I’m painting from observation. Invisible environments take visible form to be wondered at later.”

Seattle artist, Kevin Cosley, grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has been an artist for as long as he can remember. His curiosity and innate sense of discovery have led him through many adventures that inform his art making process.

With a masterful hand, Kevin moves the paint with a variety of tools, creating three-dimensional worlds on flat surfaces. They are at once organic – perhaps a coral reef or a dense forest in spring – and, in another moment, untethered shapes in the ether. His color choices are as intuitive as his forms. They are joyous and hopeful in their intensity and saturation. They illuminate from within, creating an emotional experience that can hardly be defined.

A self-taught artist for most of his life, Kevin began formal study at Gage Academy of Art in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle in 2015. He studied in the Geoff Flack and Kimberly Trowbridge Ateliers, graduating in 2019, receiving First Place in the Best of Gage abstract category. His studio is in Georgetown’s Equinox complex and open for monthly art walks.

View more works by Kevin Cosley at www.KevinCosley.com. Works in the exhibition are available for sale unless marked by a red dot. Please contact the artist to purchase, kcosley@hotmail.com.

~ Gina Cavallo, Curator, Director of Development, Taproot Theatre

 

All paintings are untitled. Numbers are located on the wall to the lower right corner of each work. Pieces are numbered from left (near the café counter) to right. Red dots indicate a work is sold.

 

1        oil on Dibond                  $670

2        oil on canvas                    $830

3        oil on canvas                    $1,850

4        oil on canvas                    not for sale

5        oil on Dibond                  $670

6        oil on Dibond                  $670

7        oil on canvas                    not for sale

8        oil on panel                      $1,600

9        oil on panel                      $1,850

10      oil on canvas                    $830

11      oil on canvas                    $550

 

View more works by Kevin Cosley at www.KevinCosley.com. Works in the exhibition are available for sale unless marked by a red dot. Please contact the artist to purchase, kcosley@hotmail.com.