“His work of late, especially that done in the last year,
has surpassed my greatest expectations.”
— Blair Rich - Warner Bros. Pictures President of Worldwide Marketing
“...highlight of my day is coming home to ‘Head Scratch’.
When I see him it reminds me of all the beauty there is in the world and he makes me stop and take notice”
— Laurie Woolery - Associate Director of Public Works at The Public Theater
“It was love at first sight. We knew it (Woman in a Windowsill) was coming home with us. Thank you.”
— Howard, Tracey, Carly and Devon Blitz
 

Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Filmmaker, Peace Activist, Designer of furniture, interiors, landscapes and Golden Artist Colors Certified Working Artist Lecturer. K.D. (Kevin) brings a boundless enthusiasm to all things creative. Born in Connecticut and painting for more than forty years in acrylics and mixed media, the last twenty-two years full time. He spent ten years painting and exhibiting in the Los Angeles area before relocating to Sarasota, Florida. He has also spent time painting in Paris, France and the Tuscany region of Italy. Kevin works snippets of newspaper text and headlines from around the world into each painting. These pieces of newsprint act as time-coding elements to root the individual piece to the period in which it was created, and while subtle, this process also helps contribute to the rich surface texture imparted upon every work. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Video, like art, is about dialogue. My hope, with this conceptual piece, is to perhaps make a small difference in the world so that people will talk to one another in an effort to avoid hurting one another.

PAST EXHIBITS AND SHOWS

Florida Department of State Divison of Cultural Affairs/Creative Capital Foundation Residency June, 2017

What's New SRQ - Host Melinda Lee WSRQ Radio (Interview) May 24, 2016

University of Florida, Gainsville Fine Arts Department Lecture October 2015

University of North Florida Fine Arts Department Lecture September 2015

Creators & Collectors Tour Sarasota Fine Arts Society Home/Studio Tour
March 13 - 14, 2009

Group Show - Art Dimensions Gallery "Recent Works"
October 25 – December 25, 2008

The Creative Life - Host Elizabeth Van Riper WSLR 96.5 Radio Sarasota (Interview) July 20, 2007

Solo Show - BOX Gallery Sarasota, FL January 9 - February 17, 2007

Art Center Sarasota Juried Group Show “Save Our Sarasota” ("Vroom Vroom" included) Juror: Ranger Smyth January 9 – February 3, 2007

Art Center Sarasota Juried Show "Day of the Dead" ("Red Sitter" included) Juror: Tim Yaeger
October 24 - November 25, 2006

White Dog Designs Gallery “I Love Me, I Love You Not” Show ("Red Sitter" included) Sarasota, FL
February 3 - March 23, 2006

City Buildings Group Show "Three Dancers" included July 2005 to February, 2007

Sarasota Florida Art Center Sarasota Juried Show "Summer Sizzler" "Body Builder" awarded Third Place (out of 1800 submissions) June 21- August 13, 2005

Amazon.com/Tribeca Film Festival Competition New York, NY "Vortex" included June, 2005

Sarasota Film Society Young Filmmaker's Series "Vortex" included December 13, 2004

Premiere "Vortex: What Makes You Think?" Santa Monica, CA
March, 2004

The Art of Collecting Studio Tour Dr. Mumsie Nemiroff, Art Historian Santa Monica, CA February, 2004

Environmental Media Association Awards Banquet ("Green Man" featured) Los Angeles, CA
November, 2003

Body Firm – Solo Show "The Body Figurative" Pasadena, CA
September, 2003 – December, 2003

Vida - Solo Show "The Human Condition" Pacific Palisades, CA
October 14 to December 15, 2003