I was born in Southampton, England, and grew up in Brazil, Texas, and Singapore. My interest in drawing and painting started when I was a kid and has continued to this day. I majored in studio painting and sculpture at Texas Tech University, and afterward, I worked as an award-winning muralist in Virginia, including painting an elaborate ballroom mural of colonial ballroom scene at a historical colonial mansion.
My next chapter in life involved working as a set designer with Club Med. I designed, built, and painted large-scale scenery and props for the live entertainment and shows held in the evenings, including Grease, The Who's Tommy, and a James Bond live show. The highlight of this experience included working with the Paris Opera Ballet, creating a resort-wide pirate show and an elaborate production of Moulin Rouge.
"One of my favorite parts about my pet painting is the personal connection my work has for my clients. I try to accent the most defining details and get to the spirit of the animal I am painting."
Later, I worked for Walt Disney Company, producing drawings of many of the beloved Disney and Pixar characters. While working at Disney, I adopted Walter the Wiener Dog (an adorable black and tan Dachshund). I painted his portrait, friends saw the painting and wanted one of their pets. From that point, interest and demand grew, and I decided to continue my dream of painting for a living by establishing my studio for PainterKevin.com.
I was offered a job at Disneyland in the Ink and Paint department and I accepted so I'm back at the Park now. So if you happen to visit Disneyland, come by and see me in Disneyana / Disney Gallery on Main Street USA.
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