Kevin Sanders is a professional landscape painter. Over the past 12 years, he has painted landscapes near Florence, Italy. Kevin's journey in art began when he was very young. Always fascinated by light effects in nature, he never dreamed these senses would lead him to becoming a fine artist. The dream of becoming a landscape painter was simply by chance. While viewing several paintings in art books, he discovered landscape unlike anything he had ever seen. Immediately, the connection was spiritual. The artist was, "George Inness". Being inspired, he pursued his dreams of becoming a landscape painter.
Working on location near Florence, Italy since the mid-ninety’s, Kevin enjoyed both humbling and rewarding experiences. Working from nature, [Plein Air] and from his imagination, intimate relationships are formed. These relationships are formed by seeing light effects in nature which create certain moods that triggers emotions. When painting the landscape, Kevin uses these principles in painting. Simply put, his goal is to interpret his feelings or emotions gained from the landscape through painting.
It’s when these principles are applied that gives a painting it’s beauty. Of course, it’s easier said than done. This can take the artist a life-time to achieve. But if we can awaken an emotion in the viewer, we can become successful artist as did, George Inness so long ago. Kevin chose to become a landscape painter because he wanted to give back to nature, what she has given so much to him.
1982-84, Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg, TN
1984-89, University of Memphis, Memphis,TN Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts [ Graphic Design ]
2016 Bretske, Lucus & Sanders Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2010 Mercedes Benz of Memphis, Memphis,TN
2009 Festa Dell’ Arte, Panzano,Italy
2009 Shain Fine Arts Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2007 First South Bank, Brownsville,TN
2007 Anderson Fine Arts Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
2005 Weatherburn Gallery, Naples,FL¨
2002 Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY¨
2001 Washington Street Gallery, Vicksburg, MS¨
1996 Insouth Bank, Brownsville,TN¨
1990 Memphis Fall Fest, Memphis, TN
1983-84 Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg, TN
2010 American Artist Calendar
2008 American Artist Magazine: September Issue
2007 American Art Collector, May Issue
2001 Veranda Magazine: February Issue