Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche is a multi award winning Irish artist from Gorey, Co. Wexford in the South East of Ireland.  Kevin’s stunning oil artworks are found in the Irish State collection and private art collections both in Ireland and internationally.

Artist’s Statement.  As the natural world provides an unlimited supply of light, colour and ever changing scenes. It is from this world that I draw inspiration for my paintings, blending natural scenes with my own ideas.

I like a painting to be full of contrast: bold colours, dramatic lights, darks, and everything from bare canvas to rich impasto. Combining thin brush layers and thick palette knife stokes is my speciality.  This gives paintings extra depth and an almost sculpture-like quality.

Oil paints are my medium of choice due to their richness and the range of effects it is possible to create with them. I have always been interested in the work of great impressionist painters such as Monet.  As a result this is strongly reflected in the bold, colourful strokes of my own paintings.

Other influences include Irish artists such as Jack B Yeats and Liam O’ Neill. Both of these artists use the highly textured impasto technique, which I have always enjoyed. Collections The state art collection, Taoiseach’s office UTV (Ulster Television) collection Texaco Ireland collection Somers High school, New York Private Collections

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