Kevin Line

Kevin Line

Kevin Line has had no formal art training; he is entirely self-taught, and only started painting in 2009 after retirement from a career in industry and commerce. He was elected an Associate of the RBSA in 2012, and a full member in 2014. He has exhibited extensively with the RBSA, the RP, and the RWA and has been awarded several major prizes. Notable portraits include Sir Alec Reed CBE [founder of Reed Recruitment], Frieda Hughes [daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath], Michael Bochmann OBE, David Watkins, and Joseph Phibbs [all internationally renowned classical musicians]. He has exhibited extensively with the RBSA, the RP, and the RWA and has been awarded several major prizes. He was elected a full member of the RBSA in 2014. Kevin feels that great portraits can be looked at again and again, and yield something new on each viewing; they represent a moment of truth, and the way the personality is captured tells us something about the sitter, the artist, ourselves, and humanity all at once. Kevin is a realist, whose grisaille (a technique working only in shades of grey monotone giving a pronounced 3D effect) portraits are truthful, introspective, and very human. He is happy to undertake portrait commissions. In the first instance, contact him through the RBSA for an informal discussion of your requirements and a quotation.