Kevin McAleenan responds to Ireland and beyond in beautifully balanced blocks of colour. His paintings actively shift between realism and abstraction — between what he remembers and what you think you see — bringing you fresh appreciation with each viewing.
Born in Banbridge, County Down, Kevin graduated in 1985 with ‘BA Hons Art and Design’ from Ulster University. He was one of the country’s top commercial illustrators for 15 years, working primarily in advertising and publishing – illustrating children’s favourite ‘Horrid Henry’
was a career highlight.
Seeking a more personal outlet, he began painting. This is Kevin’s 2Oth year as a professional artist, exhibiting original works in selected galleries throughout Ireland and beyond at leading international art fairs and also undertaking many private commissions
“Kevin's works are very much for both the national and International market, as we have seen recently in New York and also London. The feedback that we received and the number of paintings purchased in these two cities was overwhelming.” Sol Gallery, Dublin.
His work is in the collections of the Office of Public Works Dublin, The Open University, Queen’s University Belfast and in private European, Far Eastern and American collections. A growing collection of limited edition giclée prints of selected works can be purchased here