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Kevin Lewis
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  • Wexford
  • Ireland

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Mainly a "watercolour artist", my paintings are representational works of the ordinary streets, countryside and coastal areas that surround us daily. My passion is for painting buildings and boats and I love to find that unusual viewpoint of familiar places. I like to think of watercolour as an act of Faith, Hope and Clarity, as one well-known artist once described it. Have Faith in ones ability, Hope it turns out alright and endeavour to maintain the Clarity  I also enjoy drawing very much.

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From the Opera House Cafe

"Cheers Kyrle will definitely be booking a table there by the look of things. "
Dec 21, 2018
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Southwards from 'Star Cafe' at Opera House

"Ah thank you Sally.  Yes, you are so right about Wexford's roofscapes. Many happy returns on your Christmas wishes and Sheila and Bobby wish you the same also. Also enjoy the BVPE Chistmas lunch."
Dec 21, 2018
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Southwards from 'Star Cafe' at Opera House

"Two lovely drawings Kevin. The looking South one gives a wonderful wistful atmosphere.  And the rooftops in Wexford are so romantic.  You will never run out if inspiration.  Count me in on that trip to Star Cafe.  I spent a…"
Dec 21, 2018

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At 22:54 on September 19, 2018, Sally Downey said…

What do you mean you haven't done any painting for a while? What makes these urban sketches and not paintings??  You have a great foundation for a collection of Buildings of Wexford there.  

We're going to the Ploughing tomorrow and I'm going to bring my little bag with me.  That is one of the big attractions of Urban sketching - its so easy to accommodate the materials about your person, in your pockets, handbag etc.  We'll see what happens.

At 22:50 on September 18, 2018, Kyrle Cahill said…

hi Kevin. Thanks . you are absolutely right about bay of Naples. From top of Killiney Hill it looks like Sorrento. I don't know if you have ever been up the hill but the whore area is called Sorrento Road Dalkey. I go up there most days with Doggies. and have taken to sketching it. it keeps defeating me.

I put todays sketch on the main page. I was going great with it until I ran out of water. in a fit of genius I used the tea in my flask to finish it. I finished it alright, good and proper. so i have just tweaked it in the sink. I got most of Sh...y brown off of it .LOL. by the way your portraits are fantastic. Ive only ever seen Sheilas but now the others too. Great!!

At 23:36 on September 16, 2018, Kyrle Cahill said…

Thanks Kevin, No doubt about the choice of Venues with BV group. We would love it if you could do a Printout with us. Its A long way up but if you were nearby and had the time Im sure we could get together for an impromptu paint out

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Mary Street, Commission

Now that Autumn has passed and we enter Winter, haven't been outside much doing many paintings.  However I was lucky enough to be given a couple of commissions lately and the one posted here is my favourite of the pair.  It is of my favourite building in Wexford - the Franciscan Friary, which I have painted many times from various angles, but this is the iconic view from the bottom of Mary Street: and I believe is on its way to someone for Christmas.  I was very happy with the result as it…

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Posted on December 1, 2018 at 22:10 — 2 Comments


Following up on a request from Sally Downey to have a go at more portraits here's one of my God daughter Sheila, rendered today. Happy enough with it, but sadly doesn't really do such a gorgeous girl justice. Still will keep trying. …

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Posted on August 29, 2018 at 18:45 — 9 Comments

Thank you

Just want to say a big 'Thank you' to my good friend Denis Collins for inviting me and giving me the space to exhibit my work as part of his summer 'Outside the Gallery' series of exhibitions last Sunday at his Rosslare Gallery. Thank you Denis.

Also a grateful thanks to my friends and fellow artists who came to support me and to those you sent their good wishes, including, Dick, Marja, Michael, Helen, Barry, Neil, George, Tony, Trish…

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Posted on June 25, 2018 at 17:02 — 1 Comment

"DUNBRODY" Commission

Recently a friend of mine commissioned a watercolour painting of the Famine replica ship "Dunbrody" moored alongside at New Ross.  Here is the result, painted on Saunders Waterford rough paper it measures 20"x13". Posting as a blog post as it was not rendered en plein air. Happy to say he liked…

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Posted on September 11, 2017 at 18:42 — 6 Comments


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