Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meet the Artist - Kevin Irwin



I've made you wait long enough.  We've roamed around her studio, sat on her back porch and taken tons of photos.  Now it's time to meet this artisitic wonder woman! I've seen her work first hand and still find it hard to believe that one artist can produce such fanciful clay pieces, intricate glass objects, delicate jewelry , not mention such colorful paintings!  Doesn't seem fair that one person can have that much talent does it?  

Today Kevin is shown with some of the whimsical pieces that were recently on display all over the Wiregrass Museum in Dothan, AL.  She's partial to cats but there are squirrels, dragons, and even an octopus hanging out in her studio.  We'll be back. There's way too much left to see.



Naughty squirrels hogging the chocolate chip cookies


                                                                       Cleo, studio guard dog!




Octopus catching some rays


13 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

OOOOOhhhh...do I love the guard dog and the Octopus. Thanks for showing us some examples.

Eki Akhwan said...

I like the your portraiture take of her ... so revealing of her. And that octopus is my fave.

Commented on your yesterday's post too, V. A justified angle for a beautiful work of art.

Olivier said...

très beau ce portrait de cet artiste.
very nice this portrait of this artist.

Jilly said...

Such an interesting post. I clicked on Kevin's link and love her comment about art bringing joy. That's an unusual name for a woman, isn't it? Or is Kevin used as a female name in America?

Adore the dog - of course.

alice said...

A woman called Kevin? I'm surprised like Jilly, but why not!
It must be a great joy to be able to make so many treasures with your hands...sigh...

Karen said...

Ahhh, to visit an artist's studio. I love to see the spaces where works like these are created. She is so talented. Today must be the day for "eye candy".

Thérèse said...

We can really have a feel for this artist and her creations.

JM said...

Really interesting and original work! I allways enjoy knowing what artists look like and this is a great portrait.

Answering to your question on a previous post: we have the portuguese 'calçada' which is a pavement made of small (white) limestone rock, most of the times mixed with basalt (black - same size) making patterns. I have to show you one of these days! :-)

And by the way, flip flops all the time now (when I can...)! :-) But I've just heard temperatures will drop next friday...

altadenahiker said...

These works will either inspire or totally discourage me in ceramics class today. So imaginative and fun.

Snapper said...

Wonderful stuff Virginia. I've taken a cue from you (and Bob C) and started a series on artists of a different ilk at GDP. Thanks!

Nathalie said...

Great portrait, Virginia, and I love the setup around the hungry squirrel.

Congratulations also on your photo of the ballerina, the angle is perfect and the raindrops add just the little something that makes it perfect.

I hope little Lilly's second operation went well. Your photo of her is so delicate and sweet.

Rambling Round said...

Different strokes! Interesting art.

Bob Crowe said...

Well, I'm relieved that I don't have to do all the artists' portraits around this place. This is awfully well composed. It has a humorous balance of elements - the elegant artist, her whimsical work and, in the middle, a great big safe. What treasure is hiding in there?