The Art of Phil Kendall.
Please note: none of the art you see here is for sale.
World travel and making art are my greatest passions. To date I have seen parts of twenty countries spread over five continents. Greece will always be close to my heart. What I have seen is the inspiration for the art shown here in my paintings.
As a young child in the early 1950's I learned to read from very old books about countries, people and exploration. The text was rich descriptive prose and the illustrations were elegant black line drawings.
Those books were so inspirational I just had to learn to draw and that was the easiest part of my story. The reading took more effort. Then I could only dream of seeing some of those places perhaps one day.
In 1992 I travelled to Crete with the intention of sketching on historic sites only to discover that this required various official consents but photography was widely permitted.
My art is patiently hand crafted on canvas using acrylic paints and acrylic inks. The art critics have described my art as having a unique brand or style. In their words, it's art cut down to its beautiful essence. It's aways about colour, shapes, lines & light. The simple beach scene, below, is a good example.
Each country has those must-see attractions. Vast tourist crowds gather at each of the photographic hot-spots only to turn their back's to the site and snap their selfie. They no longer stand and study what's there to be seen, it's taken for granted.
Tourist attractions have been studied and painted by artists' since the beginning of time and their paintings can be marvelled at in any museum. I have no desire to add to this pool of sameness.
Away from that hectic world there are historic sites crumbling away tomorrow they will be gone. Here there are no people in the way just fences and vegetation concealing tantalizing glimpses of the past which may never have attracted any artist. This is the starting point for my original art. The example below gives an idea of what my art is about.
From The Buildings Collection: 40 x 50 cm. A Caribbean Cruise 2010, St Johns Antigua, an old, abandoned, back street kiosk. ©PK 2015Each painting has a story behind it. Most of those stories can be found in My Blog.
The New Art page: showcases my latest signed & catalogued work of art. New Art
The About Me page: explains why I use only the world's finest professional acrylic paints and acrylic inks, why my art is based on my photographic library and why I now paint in my art studio only. About me
The News page: gives the occasional personal update or highlights any pending or recent changes to this website. News
My Blog page: is where I write about my art and the world of art. It's about my art materials & my tools. It's about my painting technique & the stories behind many of my paintings. You are invited to comment in My Blog.
From The Abstract Collection: 50 x 40 cm the abstract version of the Syros sunset. ©PK 2015
Copyright & Piracy: what you can or cannot do with my art. Copyright
From The Door Collection: 37 x 24 cm A Greek door in a distant abandoned mainland mountain village. ©PK 2015
Illustrations & Brian's Page: "Brian, The Baby Dragon." © Ann Sharman 2015 is now printed. It will shortly be available @ £5.00 plus post & packing from this website. Please visit Brian's Page
Brian's A4 portrait © PK 2015
Today I've had the great pleasure in sharing my art with you. And I thank you for your visit.
Updated:04-05-15 ©PK 2015 V0105