“I wanted the painting to evoke a memory or an impression of a landscape – not the actual picture.”
Kevin Gillentine began painting and drawing classes at 14 years old. He attended undergraduate school at Mississippi College and graduate school at Memphis State University. After graduate school, he moved to New York City where he worked, for 7 years, as an artist and continued studies at FIT. As an artist in New York he worked mainly for the Broadway theatre and motion pictures.
With the desire to focus more on his design work and fine art, Kevin relocated to New Orleans, LA in 1995. Since his move to New Orleans, he has been a prolific painter and designer. His large scale ethereal landscapes are collected by celebrities, used regularly by some of the country’s top interior designers, and can be found in homes and businesses all over the world. He is also represented by galleries in Houston, Dallas, and Baton Rouge. His artwork has appeared in many national publications and can be found in fine homes and corporate collections all over the country.
“I was always an abstract painter and then 15 years ago a client commissioned me to do a landscape. I started experimenting with thin layers of paint creating the beginning of the style you see today. I wanted the painting to evoke a memory or an impression of a landscape – not the actual picture. I often take a few photographs of Mississippi landscape scenes and put them together to create a single painting. The commission was so well received that I did a show using the style, and it took off.”