The Art of Phil Kendall.
In the early 1050's I learned to read from old books about far flung countries and their people. Those books were illustrated with such inspirational line drawings, I just had to learn to draw.
Foreign travel remained only as dream until 1992 when foreign travel became a reality for me. That year I visited Crete with the intention of sketching some of its historic sites. There were few people at most of those sites and time was on my side to sit and sketch. Sketching was not permitted but taking photographs was allowed. I later learned that not permitted but allowed to be the Greek paradox.
Since then I have been very fortunate in experiencing and seeing much of the world. My travels are recorded as a comprehensive photo journal. Now all I have to do is use that journal and make my art.
Today tourists flock to those ancient sites massing at the iconic photographic hot-spot. Here they turn their backs to the site and snap their selfie quickly moving on to the next hot-spot. People no longer stand and study what's there to be seen it's taken for granted.
Those ancient sites 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 numerous old sites simply crumbling away and 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.
This page gives you an idea of what my art is about. That art is patiently handcrafted on canvas using acrylic paints and acrylic inks.
The art critics have described my art as having a unique brand, or artistic style. In their words it's art cut down to its beautiful essence.
From The Buildings Collection: 40 x 50 cm acrylics on canvas. A Caribbean Cruise 2010, St Johns Antigua, an old, abandoned, back street kiosk. ©PK 2015
The starting point is 2008. Paintings are arranged in rows across the page with the most recent at the top left and the oldest is found ito the bottom right. Each painting has a story behind it. Most of those stories can be found in my blog.
Today my paintings are grouped by themes forming a retrospective exhibition arranged in five separate gallery pages: Buildings, Doors, Abstracts, Miscellaneous & Illustrations
The New Art page?
This showcases my most recently signed & catalogued work of art.
The About Me page?
It 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.
The News page?
A monthly update about me as an artist and my art.
Thebe, the ancient Egyptian cat. From The Illustrations Collection: A4 paper, acrylic inks on paper. ©PK 2015
Here 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.
From The Abstract Collection: 50 x 40 cm acrylics on canvas. The abstract version of the Syros sunset. ©PK 2015
Copyright & Piracy?
A gentle reminder of what you can or cannot do with my art.
From The Door Collection: 37 x 24 cm acrylics on a board. A Greek door in a distant abandoned mainland mountain village. ©PK 2015
To contact me?
An email link can be found on each page. Your feedback and comment is always appreciated. Your privacy & confidentiality will be respected by me at all times. You are not signing up to any newsletter.
Today I've had the great pleasure in sharing my art with you. And I thank you for your time visiting my website.
Updated:05-11-15 ©PK 2015 V0511